Rogers (NYSE:ROG) Is Experiencing Growth In Returns On Capital

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Simply Wall St
Published
August 10, 2021
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There are a few key trends to look for if we want to identify the next multi-bagger. In a perfect world, we'd like to see a company investing more capital into its business and ideally the returns earned from that capital are also increasing. Put simply, these types of businesses are compounding machines, meaning they are continually reinvesting their earnings at ever-higher rates of return. So when we looked at Rogers (NYSE:ROG) and its trend of ROCE, we really liked what we saw.

Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

If you haven't worked with ROCE before, it measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for Rogers:

Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities)

0.13 = US$152m ÷ (US$1.3b - US$127m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

Thus, Rogers has an ROCE of 13%. On its own, that's a standard return, however it's much better than the 9.9% generated by the Electronic industry.

See our latest analysis for Rogers

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NYSE:ROG Return on Capital Employed August 11th 2021

In the above chart we have measured Rogers' prior ROCE against its prior performance, but the future is arguably more important. If you'd like to see what analysts are forecasting going forward, you should check out our free report for Rogers.

What Does the ROCE Trend For Rogers Tell Us?

Investors would be pleased with what's happening at Rogers. The numbers show that in the last five years, the returns generated on capital employed have grown considerably to 13%. The amount of capital employed has increased too, by 35%. This can indicate that there's plenty of opportunities to invest capital internally and at ever higher rates, a combination that's common among multi-baggers.

What We Can Learn From Rogers' ROCE

A company that is growing its returns on capital and can consistently reinvest in itself is a highly sought after trait, and that's what Rogers has. Since the stock has returned a staggering 264% to shareholders over the last five years, it looks like investors are recognizing these changes. Therefore, we think it would be worth your time to check if these trends are going to continue.

If you'd like to know about the risks facing Rogers, we've discovered 1 warning sign that you should be aware of.

While Rogers may not currently earn the highest returns, we've compiled a list of companies that currently earn more than 25% return on equity. Check out this free list here.

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