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# Can Mixed Fundamentals Have A Negative Impact on Bredband2 i Skandinavien AB (publ) (STO:BRE2) Current Share Price Momentum?

Most readers would already be aware that Bredband2 i Skandinavien's (STO:BRE2) stock increased significantly by 14% over the past three months. However, we wonder if the company's inconsistent financials would have any adverse impact on the current share price momentum. In this article, we decided to focus on Bredband2 i Skandinavien's ROE.

Return on equity or ROE is a key measure used to assess how efficiently a company's management is utilizing the company's capital. In other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company's shareholders.

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### How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

The formula for return on equity is:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Bredband2 i Skandinavien is:

6.1% = kr31m ÷ kr509m (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2020).

The 'return' is the yearly profit. That means that for every SEK1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated SEK0.06 in profit.

### Why Is ROE Important For Earnings Growth?

Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. Depending on how much of these profits the company reinvests or "retains", and how effectively it does so, we are then able to assess a company’s earnings growth potential. Assuming everything else remains unchanged, the higher the ROE and profit retention, the higher the growth rate of a company compared to companies that don't necessarily bear these characteristics.

### Bredband2 i Skandinavien's Earnings Growth And 6.1% ROE

On the face of it, Bredband2 i Skandinavien's ROE is not much to talk about. A quick further study shows that the company's ROE doesn't compare favorably to the industry average of 12% either. Bredband2 i Skandinavien was still able to see a decent net income growth of 16% over the past five years. So, there might be other aspects that are positively influencing the company's earnings growth. For instance, the company has a low payout ratio or is being managed efficiently.

We then performed a comparison between Bredband2 i Skandinavien's net income growth with the industry, which revealed that the company's growth is similar to the average industry growth of 16% in the same period.

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. Is Bredband2 i Skandinavien fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

### Is Bredband2 i Skandinavien Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

Bredband2 i Skandinavien has a very high three-year median payout ratio of 109% suggesting that the company's shareholders are getting paid from more than just the company's earnings. However, this hasn't really hampered its ability to grow as we saw earlier. That being said, the high payout ratio could be worth keeping an eye on in case the company is unable to keep up its current growth momentum. You can see the 3 risks we have identified for Bredband2 i Skandinavien by visiting our risks dashboard for free on our platform here.

Moreover, Bredband2 i Skandinavien is determined to keep sharing its profits with shareholders which we infer from its long history of seven years of paying a dividend. Upon studying the latest analysts' consensus data, we found that the company's future payout ratio is expected to rise to 167% over the next three years. Still, forecasts suggest that Bredband2 i Skandinavien's future ROE will rise to 23% even though the the company's payout ratio is expected to rise. We presume that there could some other characteristics of the business that could be driving the anticipated growth in the company's ROE.

### Summary

Overall, we have mixed feelings about Bredband2 i Skandinavien. While the company has posted impressive earnings growth, its poor ROE and low earnings retention makes us doubtful if that growth could continue, if by any chance the business is faced with any sort of risk. Having said that, looking at the current analyst estimates, we found that the company's earnings are expected to gain momentum. Are these analysts expectations based on the broad expectations for the industry, or on the company's fundamentals? Click here to be taken to our analyst's forecasts page for the company.

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