Most readers would already be aware that Advertigo’s (WSE:AVE) stock increased significantly by 341% 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 Advertigo’s ROE in this article.
Return on equity or ROE is a key measure used to assess how efficiently a company’s management is utilizing the company’s capital. Put another way, it reveals the company’s success at turning shareholder investments into profits.
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 Advertigo is:
40% = zł1.4m ÷ zł3.6m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2020).
The ‘return’ is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. One way to conceptualize this is that for each PLN1 of shareholders’ capital it has, the company made PLN0.40 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. 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.
Advertigo’s Earnings Growth And 40% ROE
First thing first, we like that Advertigo has an impressive ROE. Additionally, the company’s ROE is higher compared to the industry average of 12% which is quite remarkable. As a result, Advertigo’s exceptional 61% net income growth seen over the past five years, doesn’t come as a surprise.
We then compared Advertigo’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 17% in the same period.
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). Doing so will help them establish if the stock’s future looks promising or ominous. If you’re wondering about Advertigo’s’s valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.
Is Advertigo Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?
In total, we are pretty happy with Advertigo’s performance. In particular, it’s great to see that the company is investing heavily into its business and along with a high rate of return, that has resulted in a sizeable 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. Our risks dashboard would have the 3 risks we have identified for Advertigo.
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