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Should Weakness in Yung Zip Chemical Ind. Co., Ltd.'s (GTSM:4102) Stock Be Seen As A Sign That Market Will Correct The Share Price Given Decent Financials?

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It is hard to get excited after looking at Yung Zip Chemical Ind's (GTSM:4102) recent performance, when its stock has declined 26% over the past three months. However, the company's fundamentals look pretty decent, and long-term financials are usually aligned with future market price movements. In this article, we decided to focus on Yung Zip Chemical Ind's ROE.

Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. 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 To Calculate Return On Equity?

The formula for ROE is:

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

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Yung Zip Chemical Ind is:

4.6% = NT$29m ÷ NT$634m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).

The 'return' is the income the business earned over the last year. Another way to think of that is that for every NT$1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn NT$0.05 in profit.

What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?

We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company's future earnings. Based on how much of its profits the company chooses to reinvest or "retain", we are then able to evaluate a company's future ability to generate profits. 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.

Yung Zip Chemical Ind's Earnings Growth And 4.6% ROE

At first glance, Yung Zip Chemical Ind's ROE doesn't look very promising. Next, when compared to the average industry ROE of 8.3%, the company's ROE leaves us feeling even less enthusiastic. However, we we're pleasantly surprised to see that Yung Zip Chemical Ind grew its net income at a significant rate of 58% in the last five years. So, there might be other aspects that are positively influencing the company's earnings growth. For example, it is possible that the company's management has made some good strategic decisions, or that the company has a low payout ratio.

Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that Yung Zip Chemical Ind's growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 5.7% in the same period, which is great to see.

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GTSM:4102 Past Earnings Growth November 26th 2020

Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. If you're wondering about Yung Zip Chemical Ind's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

Is Yung Zip Chemical Ind Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Yung Zip Chemical Ind doesn't pay any dividend currently which essentially means that it has been reinvesting all of its profits into the business. This definitely contributes to the high earnings growth number that we discussed above.

Summary

In total, it does look like Yung Zip Chemical Ind has some positive aspects to its business. With a high rate of reinvestment, albeit at a low ROE, the company has managed to see a considerable growth in its earnings. Having said that, the company's earnings growth is expected to slow down, as forecasted in the current analyst estimates. 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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