Munsin Garment's (GTSM:2916) stock is up by 5.0% over the past three months. Given that the markets usually pay for the long-term financial health of a company, we wonder if the current momentum in the share price will keep up, given that the company's financials don't look very promising. Specifically, we decided to study Munsin Garment's ROE in this article.
ROE or return on equity is a useful tool to assess how effectively a company can generate returns on the investment it received from its shareholders. In other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company's shareholders.
How Is ROE Calculated?
The formula for ROE is:
Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity
So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Munsin Garment is:
7.0% = NT$60m ÷ NT$865m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).
The 'return' is the yearly profit. That means that for every NT$1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated NT$0.07 in profit.
What Is The Relationship Between ROE And 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 all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.
A Side By Side comparison of Munsin Garment's Earnings Growth And 7.0% ROE
When you first look at it, Munsin Garment's ROE doesn't look that attractive. Yet, a closer study shows that the company's ROE is similar to the industry average of 7.8%. Having said that, Munsin Garment's five year net income decline rate was 2.1%. Remember, the company's ROE is a bit low to begin with. Hence, this goes some way in explaining the shrinking earnings.
That being said, we compared Munsin Garment's performance with the industry and were concerned when we found that while the company has shrunk its earnings, the industry has grown its earnings at a rate of 7.6% in the same period.
Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. Is Munsin Garment fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.
Is Munsin Garment Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?
While the company did payout a portion of its dividend in the past, it currently doesn't pay a dividend. This implies that potentially all of its profits are being reinvested in the business.
On the whole, Munsin Garment's performance is quite a big let-down. The company has seen a lack of earnings growth as a result of retaining very little profits and whatever little it does retain, is being reinvested at a very low rate of return. Up till now, we've only made a short study of the company's growth data. You can do your own research on Munsin Garment and see how it has performed in the past by looking at this FREE detailed graph of past earnings, revenue and cash flows.
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