Globaltruck Management (MCX:GTRK) May Have Issues Allocating Its Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
February 22, 2022
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If we want to find a stock that could multiply over the long term, what are the underlying trends we should look for? Typically, we'll want to notice a trend of growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and alongside that, an expanding base of capital employed. This shows us that it's a compounding machine, able to continually reinvest its earnings back into the business and generate higher returns. However, after investigating Globaltruck Management (MCX:GTRK), we don't think it's current trends fit the mold of a multi-bagger.

Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it?

If you haven't worked with ROCE before, it measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business. The formula for this calculation on Globaltruck Management is:

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

0.036 = ₽272m ÷ (₽11b - ₽3.0b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

Therefore, Globaltruck Management has an ROCE of 3.6%. In absolute terms, that's a low return and it also under-performs the Transportation industry average of 7.9%.

View our latest analysis for Globaltruck Management

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MISX:GTRK Return on Capital Employed February 22nd 2022

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

What Can We Tell From Globaltruck Management's ROCE Trend?

On the surface, the trend of ROCE at Globaltruck Management doesn't inspire confidence. To be more specific, ROCE has fallen from 23% over the last five years. However, given capital employed and revenue have both increased it appears that the business is currently pursuing growth, at the consequence of short term returns. And if the increased capital generates additional returns, the business, and thus shareholders, will benefit in the long run.

On a related note, Globaltruck Management has decreased its current liabilities to 28% of total assets. So we could link some of this to the decrease in ROCE. What's more, this can reduce some aspects of risk to the business because now the company's suppliers or short-term creditors are funding less of its operations. Some would claim this reduces the business' efficiency at generating ROCE since it is now funding more of the operations with its own money.

The Key Takeaway

In summary, despite lower returns in the short term, we're encouraged to see that Globaltruck Management is reinvesting for growth and has higher sales as a result. These growth trends haven't led to growth returns though, since the stock has fallen 68% over the last three years. So we think it'd be worthwhile to look further into this stock given the trends look encouraging.

On a final note, we found 6 warning signs for Globaltruck Management (1 shouldn't be ignored) you should be aware of.

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