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Declining Stock and Solid Fundamentals: Is The Market Wrong About Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad (KLSE:PMETAL)?
Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad (KLSE:PMETAL) has had a rough month with its share price down 9.7%. But if you pay close attention, you might gather that its strong financials could mean that the stock could potentially see an increase in value in the long-term, given how markets usually reward companies with good financial health. In this article, we decided to focus on Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad's ROE.
Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. Simply put, it is used to assess the profitability of a company in relation to its equity capital.
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How Is ROE Calculated?
ROE can be calculated by using the formula:
Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity
So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad is:
22% = RM1.8b ÷ RM8.0b (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2022).
The 'return' is the income the business earned over the last year. So, this means that for every MYR1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of MYR0.22.
Why Is ROE Important For Earnings Growth?
So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Depending on how much of these profits the company reinvests or "retains", and how effectively it does so, we are then able to assess a company’s earnings growth potential. Assuming all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.
A Side By Side comparison of Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad's Earnings Growth And 22% ROE
To begin with, Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad seems to have a respectable ROE. On comparing with the average industry ROE of 5.2% the company's ROE looks pretty remarkable. Probably as a result of this, Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad was able to see an impressive net income growth of 22% over the last five years. We believe that there might also be other aspects that are positively influencing the company's earnings growth. For example, it is possible that the company's management has made some good strategic decisions, or that the company has a low payout ratio.
Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad's reported growth was lower than the industry growth of 29% in the same period, which is not something we like to see.
The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. If you're wondering about Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.
Is Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?
Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad's three-year median payout ratio is a pretty moderate 35%, meaning the company retains 65% of its income. This suggests that its dividend is well covered, and given the high growth we discussed above, it looks like Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad is reinvesting its earnings efficiently.
Besides, Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad has been paying dividends for at least ten years or more. This shows that the company is committed to sharing profits with its shareholders. Looking at the current analyst consensus data, we can see that the company's future payout ratio is expected to rise to 42% over the next three years. Despite the higher expected payout ratio, the company's ROE is not expected to change by much.
Overall, we are quite pleased with Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad's performance. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. As a result, the decent growth in its earnings is not surprising. With that said, the latest industry analyst forecasts reveal that the company's earnings growth is expected to slow down. To know more about the company's future earnings growth forecasts take a look at this free report on analyst forecasts for the company to find out more.
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Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad
Press Metal Aluminium Holdings Berhad, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and trading aluminum, and smelting and extrusion products in Malaysia, other Asian countries, Europe, Oceania, and internationally.
Excellent balance sheet with moderate growth potential.