Are Robust Financials Driving The Recent Rally In Mo-BRUK S.A.'s (WSE:MBR) Stock?

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Simply Wall St
Published
October 08, 2020
WSE:MBR

Mo-BRUK (WSE:MBR) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 28% over the last three months. Given that the market rewards strong financials in the long-term, we wonder if that is the case in this instance. In this article, we decided to focus on Mo-BRUK's ROE.

ROE or return on equity is a useful tool to assess how effectively a company can generate returns on the investment it received from its shareholders. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.

See our latest analysis for Mo-BRUK

How Is ROE Calculated?

The formula for ROE is:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Mo-BRUK is:

48% = zł53m ÷ zł110m (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2020).

The 'return' is the profit over the last twelve months. One way to conceptualize this is that for each PLN1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made PLN0.48 in profit.

Why Is ROE Important For Earnings Growth?

Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. 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. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don’t share these attributes.

Mo-BRUK's Earnings Growth And 48% ROE

Firstly, we acknowledge that Mo-BRUK has a significantly high ROE. Second, a comparison with the average ROE reported by the industry of 12% also doesn't go unnoticed by us. Under the circumstances, Mo-BRUK's considerable five year net income growth of 71% was to be expected.

We then compared Mo-BRUK's net income growth with the industry and we're pleased to see that the company's growth figure is higher when compared with the industry which has a growth rate of 11% in the same period.

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WSE:MBR Past Earnings Growth October 8th 2020

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. Is Mo-BRUK fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

Is Mo-BRUK Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

Mo-BRUK has a three-year median payout ratio of 31% (where it is retaining 69% of its income) which is not too low or not too high. This suggests that its dividend is well covered, and given the high growth we discussed above, it looks like Mo-BRUK is reinvesting its earnings efficiently.

While Mo-BRUK has seen growth in its earnings, it only recently started to pay a dividend. It is most likely that the company decided to impress new and existing shareholders with a dividend.

Summary

Overall, we are quite pleased with Mo-BRUK's performance. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. Unsurprisingly, this has led to an impressive earnings growth.

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