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Inission's (STO:INISS B) Returns On Capital Are Heading Higher

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Did you know there are some financial metrics that can provide clues of a potential multi-bagger? Firstly, we'd want to identify a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and then alongside that, an ever-increasing base of capital employed. Put simply, these types of businesses are compounding machines, meaning they are continually reinvesting their earnings at ever-higher rates of return. So on that note, Inission (STO:INISS B) looks quite promising in regards to its trends of return on capital.

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 Inission is:

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

0.17 = kr65m ÷ (kr871m - kr500m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2022).

Thus, Inission has an ROCE of 17%. In absolute terms, that's a pretty normal return, and it's somewhat close to the Electrical industry average of 16%.

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OM:INISS B Return on Capital Employed October 23rd 2022

Historical performance is a great place to start when researching a stock so above you can see the gauge for Inission's ROCE against it's prior returns. If you want to delve into the historical earnings, revenue and cash flow of Inission, check out these free graphs here.

So How Is Inission's ROCE Trending?

We like the trends that we're seeing from Inission. Over the last five years, returns on capital employed have risen substantially to 17%. Basically the business is earning more per dollar of capital invested and in addition to that, 117% more capital is being employed now too. So we're very much inspired by what we're seeing at Inission thanks to its ability to profitably reinvest capital.

On a side note, Inission's current liabilities are still rather high at 57% of total assets. This effectively means that suppliers (or short-term creditors) are funding a large portion of the business, so just be aware that this can introduce some elements of risk. Ideally we'd like to see this reduce as that would mean fewer obligations bearing risks.

What We Can Learn From Inission's ROCE

To sum it up, Inission has proven it can reinvest in the business and generate higher returns on that capital employed, which is terrific. Since the stock has returned a solid 65% to shareholders over the last five years, it's fair to say investors are beginning to recognize these changes. Therefore, we think it would be worth your time to check if these trends are going to continue.

One more thing: We've identified 4 warning signs with Inission (at least 2 which make us uncomfortable) , and understanding these would certainly be useful.

While Inission 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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