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Returns On Capital At Bin Dawood Holding (TADAWUL:4161) Paint A Concerning Picture

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What are the early trends we should look for to identify a stock that could multiply in value over the long term? Ideally, a business will show two trends; firstly a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an increasing amount of capital employed. If you see this, it typically means it's a company with a great business model and plenty of profitable reinvestment opportunities. However, after investigating Bin Dawood Holding (TADAWUL:4161), we don't think it's current trends fit the mold of a multi-bagger.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

If you haven't worked with ROCE before, it measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for Bin Dawood Holding:

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

0.074 = ر.س261m ÷ (ر.س4.9b - ر.س1.4b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2022).

So, Bin Dawood Holding has an ROCE of 7.4%. In absolute terms, that's a low return and it also under-performs the Consumer Retailing industry average of 13%.

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SASE:4161 Return on Capital Employed August 2nd 2022

In the above chart we have measured Bin Dawood Holding's prior ROCE against its prior performance, but the future is arguably more important. If you're interested, you can view the analysts predictions in our free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

The Trend Of ROCE

In terms of Bin Dawood Holding's historical ROCE movements, the trend isn't fantastic. Around five years ago the returns on capital were 51%, but since then they've fallen to 7.4%. Meanwhile, the business is utilizing more capital but this hasn't moved the needle much in terms of sales in the past 12 months, so this could reflect longer term investments. It may take some time before the company starts to see any change in earnings from these investments.

On a side note, Bin Dawood Holding has done well to pay down its current liabilities to 28% of total assets. So we could link some of this to the decrease in ROCE. Effectively this means their suppliers or short-term creditors are funding less of the business, which reduces some elements of risk. Since the business is basically funding more of its operations with it's own money, you could argue this has made the business less efficient at generating ROCE.

The Bottom Line On Bin Dawood Holding's ROCE

Bringing it all together, while we're somewhat encouraged by Bin Dawood Holding's reinvestment in its own business, we're aware that returns are shrinking. And in the last year, the stock has given away 19% so the market doesn't look too hopeful on these trends strengthening any time soon. All in all, the inherent trends aren't typical of multi-baggers, so if that's what you're after, we think you might have more luck elsewhere.

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