KAMAZ Publicly Traded (MCX:KMAZ) Shareholders Will Want The ROCE Trajectory To Continue

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Simply Wall St
Published
December 01, 2021
MISX:KMAZ
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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. Amongst other things, we'll want to see two things; firstly, a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an expansion in the company's amount of capital employed. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it's a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. So on that note, KAMAZ Publicly Traded (MCX:KMAZ) looks quite promising in regards to its trends of return on capital.

What is 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. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for KAMAZ Publicly Traded:

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

0.12 = ₽15b ÷ (₽255b - ₽133b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

So, KAMAZ Publicly Traded has an ROCE of 12%. That's a relatively normal return on capital, and it's around the 10% generated by the Machinery industry.

Check out our latest analysis for KAMAZ Publicly Traded

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MISX:KMAZ Return on Capital Employed December 2nd 2021

While the past is not representative of the future, it can be helpful to know how a company has performed historically, which is why we have this chart above. If you're interested in investigating KAMAZ Publicly Traded's past further, check out this free graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flow.

What Does the ROCE Trend For KAMAZ Publicly Traded Tell Us?

The fact that KAMAZ Publicly Traded is now generating some pre-tax profits from its prior investments is very encouraging. Shareholders would no doubt be pleased with this because the business was loss-making five years ago but is is now generating 12% on its capital. In addition to that, KAMAZ Publicly Traded is employing 72% more capital than previously which is expected of a company that's trying to break into profitability. We like this trend, because it tells us the company has profitable reinvestment opportunities available to it, and if it continues going forward that can lead to a multi-bagger performance.

On a side note, we noticed that the improvement in ROCE appears to be partly fueled by an increase in current liabilities. Effectively this means that suppliers or short-term creditors are now funding 52% of the business, which is more than it was five years ago. And with current liabilities at those levels, that's pretty high.

In Conclusion...

Long story short, we're delighted to see that KAMAZ Publicly Traded's reinvestment activities have paid off and the company is now profitable. Since the stock has returned a staggering 113% to shareholders over the last five years, it looks like investors are recognizing these changes. In light of that, we think it's worth looking further into this stock because if KAMAZ Publicly Traded can keep these trends up, it could have a bright future ahead.

KAMAZ Publicly Traded does have some risks, we noticed 3 warning signs (and 1 which is a bit concerning) we think you should know about.

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