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# Are Robust Financials Driving The Recent Rally In Loop Telecommunication International,Inc.'s (TPE:3025) Stock?

Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's (TPE:3025) stock is up by a considerable 90% over the past 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. Specifically, we decided to study Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc'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.

Check out our latest analysis for Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc

### 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 Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc is:

9.4% = NT\$78m ÷ NT\$823m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).

The 'return' is the yearly profit. So, this means that for every NT\$1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of NT\$0.09.

### 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. We now need to evaluate how much profit the company reinvests or "retains" for future growth which then gives us an idea about the growth potential of the company. 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 Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's Earnings Growth And 9.4% ROE

At first glance, Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc seems to have a decent ROE. And on comparing with the industry, we found that the the average industry ROE is similar at 10.0%. This certainly adds some context to Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's exceptional 54% net income growth seen over the past five years. However, there could also be other drivers behind this 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.

As a next step, we compared Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's net income growth with the industry, and pleasingly, we found that the growth seen by the company is higher than the average industry growth of 1.5%.

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. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. If you're wondering about Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

### Is Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's significant three-year median payout ratio of 83% (where it is retaining only 17% 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, Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc 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.

### Conclusion

In total, we are pretty happy with Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's performance. Especially the high ROE, Which has contributed to the impressive growth seen in earnings. Despite the company reinvesting only a small portion of its profits, it still has managed to grow its earnings so that is appreciable. So far, we've only made a quick discussion around the company's earnings growth. To gain further insights into Loop Telecommunication InternationalInc's past profit growth, check out this visualization of past earnings, revenue and cash flows.

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