Huuuge (WSE:HUG) Has Some Way To Go To Become A Multi-Bagger

May 07, 2022
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There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. Firstly, we'd want to identify a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and then alongside that, an ever-increasing base of capital employed. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it's a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. With that in mind, the ROCE of Huuuge (WSE:HUG) looks decent, right now, so lets see what the trend of returns can tell us.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

For those that aren't sure what ROCE is, it measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business. To calculate this metric for Huuuge, this is the formula:

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

0.14 = US$29m รท (US$279m - US$64m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2021).

Thus, Huuuge has an ROCE of 14%. In absolute terms, that's a pretty normal return, and it's somewhat close to the Entertainment industry average of 15%.

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WSE:HUG Return on Capital Employed May 7th 2022

Above you can see how the current ROCE for Huuuge 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 Huuuge here for free.

What Can We Tell From Huuuge's ROCE Trend?

While the current returns on capital are decent, they haven't changed much. Over the past three years, ROCE has remained relatively flat at around 14% and the business has deployed 493% more capital into its operations. Since 14% is a moderate ROCE though, it's good to see a business can continue to reinvest at these decent rates of return. Stable returns in this ballpark can be unexciting, but if they can be maintained over the long run, they often provide nice rewards to shareholders.

The Key Takeaway

To sum it up, Huuuge has simply been reinvesting capital steadily, at those decent rates of return. However, despite the favorable fundamentals, the stock has fallen 55% over the last year, so there might be an opportunity here for astute investors. That's why we think it'd be worthwhile to look further into this stock given the fundamentals are appealing.

One more thing, we've spotted 1 warning sign facing Huuuge that you might find interesting.

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