Mintra Holding's (OB:MNTR) Returns On Capital Are Heading Higher

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 24, 2021
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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. Ideally, a business will show two trends; firstly a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an increasing amount of capital employed. This shows us that it's a compounding machine, able to continually reinvest its earnings back into the business and generate higher returns. Speaking of which, we noticed some great changes in Mintra Holding's (OB:MNTR) returns on capital, so let's have a look.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

Just to clarify if you're unsure, ROCE is a metric for evaluating how much pre-tax income (in percentage terms) a company earns on the capital invested in its business. To calculate this metric for Mintra Holding, this is the formula:

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

0.041 = kr34m ÷ (kr939m - kr98m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

Therefore, Mintra Holding has an ROCE of 4.1%. In absolute terms, that's a low return and it also under-performs the Software industry average of 5.9%.

See our latest analysis for Mintra Holding

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OB:MNTR Return on Capital Employed November 24th 2021

Above you can see how the current ROCE for Mintra Holding compares to its prior returns on capital, but there's only so much you can tell from the past. If you'd like, you can check out the forecasts from the analysts covering Mintra Holding here for free.

How Are Returns Trending?

Even though ROCE is still low in absolute terms, it's good to see it's heading in the right direction. The data shows that returns on capital have increased substantially over the last two years to 4.1%. The amount of capital employed has increased too, by 137%. So we're very much inspired by what we're seeing at Mintra Holding thanks to its ability to profitably reinvest capital.

One more thing to note, Mintra Holding has decreased current liabilities to 10% of total assets over this period, which effectively reduces the amount of funding from suppliers or short-term creditors. So shareholders would be pleased that the growth in returns has mostly come from underlying business performance.

The Key Takeaway

In summary, it's great to see that Mintra Holding can compound returns by consistently reinvesting capital at increasing rates of return, because these are some of the key ingredients of those highly sought after multi-baggers. Given the stock has declined 59% in the last year, this could be a good investment if the valuation and other metrics are also appealing. With that in mind, we believe the promising trends warrant this stock for further investigation.

If you'd like to know about the risks facing Mintra Holding, we've discovered 4 warning signs that you should be aware of.

While Mintra Holding 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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