China Customer Relations Centers, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CCRC) Stock Has Been Sliding But Fundamentals Look Strong: Is The Market Wrong?

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Simply Wall St
Published
November 10, 2020
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China Customer Relations Centers (NASDAQ:CCRC) has had a rough month with its share price down 13%. However, a closer look at its sound financials might cause you to think again. Given that fundamentals usually drive long-term market outcomes, the company is worth looking at. Particularly, we will be paying attention to China Customer Relations Centers' ROE today.

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.

Check out our latest analysis for China Customer Relations Centers

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 China Customer Relations Centers is:

20% = US$13m ÷ US$65m (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2019).

The 'return' is the profit over the last twelve months. Another way to think of that is that for every $1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn $0.20 in profit.

Why Is ROE Important For 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. 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.

China Customer Relations Centers' Earnings Growth And 20% ROE

At first glance, China Customer Relations Centers seems to have a decent ROE. Further, the company's ROE compares quite favorably to the industry average of 12%. This probably laid the ground for China Customer Relations Centers' significant 28% net income growth seen over the past five years. We believe that there might also be other aspects that are positively influencing the company's earnings growth. Such as - high earnings retention or an efficient management in place.

Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that China Customer Relations Centers' growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 16% in the same period, which is great to see.

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NasdaqCM:CCRC Past Earnings Growth November 11th 2020

Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. Is China Customer Relations Centers fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

Is China Customer Relations Centers Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

Summary

On the whole, we feel that China Customer Relations Centers' performance has been quite good. Specifically, we like that the company is reinvesting a huge chunk of its profits at a high rate of return. This of course has caused the company to see substantial growth in its earnings. 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. Let's not forget, business risk is also one of the factors that affects the price of the stock. So this is also an important area that investors need to pay attention to before making a decision on any business. To know the 3 risks we have identified for China Customer Relations Centers visit our risks dashboard for free.

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