DNO (OB:DNO) Shareholders Will Want The ROCE Trajectory To Continue

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Simply Wall St
Published
January 10, 2022
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If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an eye out for. Typically, we'll want to notice a trend of growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and alongside that, an expanding base of capital employed. If you see this, it typically means it's a company with a great business model and plenty of profitable reinvestment opportunities. So on that note, DNO (OB:DNO) looks quite promising in regards to its trends of return on capital.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

For those who don't know, ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for DNO:

Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities)

0.13 = US$323m ÷ (US$3.0b - US$386m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

Therefore, DNO has an ROCE of 13%. On its own, that's a standard return, however it's much better than the 7.5% generated by the Oil and Gas industry.

Check out our latest analysis for DNO

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OB:DNO Return on Capital Employed January 10th 2022

Above you can see how the current ROCE for DNO compares to its prior returns on capital, but there's only so much you can tell from the past. If you'd like to see what analysts are forecasting going forward, you should check out our free report for DNO.

The Trend Of ROCE

We're delighted to see that DNO is reaping rewards from its investments and is now generating some pre-tax profits. The company was generating losses five years ago, but now it's earning 13% which is a sight for sore eyes. Not only that, but the company is utilizing 189% more capital than before, but that's to be expected from a company trying to break into profitability. This can tell us that the company has plenty of reinvestment opportunities that are able to generate higher returns.

Our Take On DNO's ROCE

Long story short, we're delighted to see that DNO's reinvestment activities have paid off and the company is now profitable. Considering the stock has delivered 25% to its stockholders over the last five years, it may be fair to think that investors aren't fully aware of the promising trends yet. Given that, we'd look further into this stock in case it has more traits that could make it multiply in the long term.

One final note, you should learn about the 3 warning signs we've spotted with DNO (including 1 which doesn't sit too well with us) .

While DNO isn't earning the highest return, check out this free list of companies that are earning high returns on equity with solid balance sheets.

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