Electrical Industries' (TADAWUL:1303) Returns Have Hit A Wall

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Simply Wall St
Published
July 01, 2021
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If you're looking for a multi-bagger, there's a few things to keep an eye out 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 Electrical Industries (TADAWUL:1303), we don't think it's current trends fit the mold of a multi-bagger.

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. The formula for this calculation on Electrical Industries is:

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

0.073 = ر.س48m ÷ (ر.س1.1b - ر.س421m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2021).

Thus, Electrical Industries has an ROCE of 7.3%. On its own, that's a low figure but it's around the 8.4% average generated by the Electrical industry.

Check out our latest analysis for Electrical Industries

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SASE:1303 Return on Capital Employed July 1st 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 want to delve into the historical earnings, revenue and cash flow of Electrical Industries, check out these free graphs here.

What Can We Tell From Electrical Industries' ROCE Trend?

Things have been pretty stable at Electrical Industries, with its capital employed and returns on that capital staying somewhat the same for the last five years. It's not uncommon to see this when looking at a mature and stable business that isn't re-investing its earnings because it has likely passed that phase of the business cycle. So unless we see a substantial change at Electrical Industries in terms of ROCE and additional investments being made, we wouldn't hold our breath on it being a multi-bagger.

The Bottom Line

We can conclude that in regards to Electrical Industries' returns on capital employed and the trends, there isn't much change to report on. Although the market must be expecting these trends to improve because the stock has gained 53% over the last five years. However, unless these underlying trends turn more positive, we wouldn't get our hopes up too high.

On a final note, we've found 1 warning sign for Electrical Industries that we think you should be aware of.

While Electrical Industries isn't earning the highest return, check out this free list of companies that are earning high returns on equity with solid balance sheets.

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