G5 Entertainment (STO:G5EN) Is Very Good At Capital Allocation

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Simply Wall St
Published
September 06, 2021
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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. Basically this means that a company has profitable initiatives that it can continue to reinvest in, which is a trait of a compounding machine. And in light of that, the trends we're seeing at G5 Entertainment's (STO:G5EN) look very promising so lets take a look.

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. To calculate this metric for G5 Entertainment, this is the formula:

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

0.46 = kr216m ÷ (kr674m - kr205m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

So, G5 Entertainment has an ROCE of 46%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 11% earned by companies in a similar industry.

View our latest analysis for G5 Entertainment

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OM:G5EN Return on Capital Employed September 7th 2021

Above you can see how the current ROCE for G5 Entertainment compares to its prior returns on capital, but there's only so much you can tell from the past. If you're interested, you can view the analysts predictions in our free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

How Are Returns Trending?

Investors would be pleased with what's happening at G5 Entertainment. Over the last five years, returns on capital employed have risen substantially to 46%. Basically the business is earning more per dollar of capital invested and in addition to that, 235% more capital is being employed now too. The increasing returns on a growing amount of capital is common amongst multi-baggers and that's why we're impressed.

Our Take On G5 Entertainment's ROCE

All in all, it's terrific to see that G5 Entertainment is reaping the rewards from prior investments and is growing its capital base. And a remarkable 1,027% total return over the last five years tells us that investors are expecting more good things to come in the future. In light of that, we think it's worth looking further into this stock because if G5 Entertainment can keep these trends up, it could have a bright future ahead.

One more thing, we've spotted 1 warning sign facing G5 Entertainment that you might find interesting.

G5 Entertainment is not the only stock earning high returns. If you'd like to see more, check out our free list of companies earning high returns on equity with solid fundamentals.

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