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# Declining Stock and Solid Fundamentals: Is The Market Wrong About Jentech Precision Industrial Co., Ltd (TPE:3653)?

Jentech Precision Industrial (TPE:3653) has had a rough three months with its share price down 19%. But if you pay close attention, you might gather that its strong financials could mean that the stock could potentially see an increase in value in the long-term, given how markets usually reward companies with good financial health. Specifically, we decided to study Jentech Precision Industrial'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.

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### How To Calculate Return On Equity?

Return on equity can be calculated by using the formula:

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

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Jentech Precision Industrial is:

14% = NT\$909m ÷ NT\$6.5b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. One way to conceptualize this is that for each NT\$1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made NT\$0.14 in profit.

### What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. 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.

### Jentech Precision Industrial's Earnings Growth And 14% ROE

At first glance, Jentech Precision Industrial seems to have a decent ROE. Further, the company's ROE compares quite favorably to the industry average of 11%. Probably as a result of this, Jentech Precision Industrial was able to see an impressive net income growth of 35% over the last five years. We believe that there might also 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.

We then compared Jentech Precision Industrial's net income growth with the industry and we're pleased to see that the company's growth figure is higher when compared with the industry which has a growth rate of 8.6% 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. 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 Jentech Precision Industrial's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

### Is Jentech Precision Industrial Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

Jentech Precision Industrial's significant three-year median payout ratio of 66% (where it is retaining only 34% of its income) suggests that the company has been able to achieve a high growth in earnings despite returning most of its income to shareholders.

Additionally, Jentech Precision Industrial has paid dividends over a period of at least ten years which means that the company is pretty serious about sharing its profits with shareholders.

### Summary

Overall, we are quite pleased with Jentech Precision Industrial's performance. We are particularly impressed by the considerable earnings growth posted by the company, which was likely backed by its high ROE. While the company is paying out most of its earnings as dividends, it has been able to grow its earnings in spite of it, so that's probably a good sign. Up till now, we've only made a short study of the company's growth data. To gain further insights into Jentech Precision Industrial's past profit growth, check out this visualization of past earnings, revenue and cash flows.

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