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# Is Thinking Electronic Industrial Co., Ltd.'s (TPE:2428) Latest Stock Performance A Reflection Of Its Financial Health?

Thinking Electronic Industrial (TPE:2428) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 30% over the last three months. Given the company's impressive performance, we decided to study its financial indicators more closely as a company's financial health over the long-term usually dictates market outcomes. Particularly, we will be paying attention to Thinking Electronic Industrial's ROE today.

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. Simply put, it is used to assess the profitability of a company in relation to its equity capital.

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### How Is ROE Calculated?

ROE 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 Thinking Electronic Industrial is:

18% = NT\$1.2b ÷ NT\$6.9b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).

The 'return' is the income the business earned over the last year. That means that for every NT\$1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated NT\$0.18 in profit.

### Why Is ROE Important For 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. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don’t share these attributes.

### A Side By Side comparison of Thinking Electronic Industrial's Earnings Growth And 18% ROE

To begin with, Thinking Electronic Industrial seems to have a respectable ROE. Further, the company's ROE compares quite favorably to the industry average of 9.9%. Probably as a result of this, Thinking Electronic Industrial was able to see a decent growth of 9.2% over the last five years.

Next, on comparing Thinking Electronic Industrial's net income growth with the industry, we found that the company's reported growth is similar to the industry average growth rate of 9.2% in the same period.

The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. 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 Thinking Electronic Industrial's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

### Is Thinking Electronic Industrial Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

With a three-year median payout ratio of 47% (implying that the company retains 53% of its profits), it seems that Thinking Electronic Industrial is reinvesting efficiently in a way that it sees respectable amount growth in its earnings and pays a dividend that's well covered.

Additionally, Thinking Electronic 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

On the whole, we feel that Thinking Electronic Industrial's performance has been quite good. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. Unsurprisingly, this has led to an impressive earnings growth. If the company continues to grow its earnings the way it has, that could have a positive impact on its share price given how earnings per share influence long-term share prices. Not to forget, share price outcomes are also dependent on the potential risks a company may face. So it is important for investors to be aware of the risks involved in the business. You can see the 2 risks we have identified for Thinking Electronic Industrial by visiting our risks dashboard for free on our platform here.

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