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# Ten Square Games S.A. (WSE:TEN) Stock Has Shown Weakness Lately But Financials Look Strong: Should Prospective Shareholders Make The Leap?

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Ten Square Games (WSE:TEN) has had a rough month with its share price down 29%. But if you pay close attention, you might gather that its strong financials could mean that the stock could potentially see an increase in value in the long-term, given how markets usually reward companies with good financial health. Specifically, we decided to study Ten Square Games' ROE in this article.

Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. Simply put, it is used to assess the profitability of a company in relation to its equity capital.

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## How Is ROE Calculated?

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 Ten Square Games is:

25% = zł90m ÷ zł354m (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2022).

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 PLN0.25 in profit.

## What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Based on how much of its profits the company chooses to reinvest or "retain", we are then able to evaluate a company's future ability to generate profits. 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 Ten Square Games' Earnings Growth And 25% ROE

To begin with, Ten Square Games has a pretty high ROE which is interesting. Additionally, the company's ROE is higher compared to the industry average of 17% which is quite remarkable. As a result, Ten Square Games' exceptional 34% net income growth seen over the past five years, doesn't come as a surprise.

Next, on comparing Ten Square Games' net income growth with the industry, we found that the company's reported growth is similar to the industry average growth rate of 29% in the same period.

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). By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. If you're wondering about Ten Square Games''s valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

## Is Ten Square Games Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

The three-year median payout ratio for Ten Square Games is 45%, which is moderately low. The company is retaining the remaining 55%. By the looks of it, the dividend is well covered and Ten Square Games is reinvesting its profits efficiently as evidenced by its exceptional growth which we discussed above.

Moreover, Ten Square Games is determined to keep sharing its profits with shareholders which we infer from its long history of four years of paying a dividend. Upon studying the latest analysts' consensus data, we found that the company's future payout ratio is expected to rise to 62% over the next three years. Regardless, the ROE is not expected to change much for the company despite the higher expected payout ratio.

## Summary

In total, we are pretty happy with Ten Square Games' performance. Specifically, we like that the company is reinvesting a huge chunk of its profits at a high rate of return. This of course has caused the company to see substantial 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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