Are Robust Financials Driving The Recent Rally In CI Games S.A.'s (WSE:CIG) Stock?

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Simply Wall St
Published
March 15, 2022
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CI Games (WSE:CIG) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 11% over the last week. Given that the market rewards strong financials in the long-term, we wonder if that is the case in this instance. Specifically, we decided to study CI Games' ROE in this article.

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. In simpler terms, it measures the profitability of a company in relation to shareholder's equity.

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How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

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 CI Games is:

24% = zł29m ÷ zł124m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

The 'return' is the yearly profit. One way to conceptualize this is that for each PLN1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made PLN0.24 in profit.

What Has ROE Got To Do With 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. 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 CI Games' Earnings Growth And 24% ROE

To begin with, CI Games has a pretty high ROE which is interesting. Even when compared to the industry average of 24% the company's ROE is pretty decent. As a result, CI Games' remarkable 43% net income growth seen over the past 5 years is likely aided by its high ROE.

We then performed a comparison between CI Games' net income growth with the industry, which revealed that the company's growth is similar to the average industry growth of 43% in the same period.

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WSE:CIG Past Earnings Growth March 15th 2022

Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. 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 CI Games fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

Is CI Games Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

CI Games doesn't pay any dividend currently which essentially means that it has been reinvesting all of its profits into the business. This definitely contributes to the high earnings growth number that we discussed above.

Summary

Overall, we are quite pleased with CI Games' performance. In particular, it's great to see that the company is investing heavily into its business and along with a high rate of return, that has resulted in a sizeable growth in its earnings. That being so, a study of the latest analyst forecasts show that the company is expected to see a slowdown in its future earnings growth. Are these analysts expectations based on the broad expectations for the industry, or on the company's fundamentals? Click here to be taken to our analyst's forecasts page for the company.

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