AVTECH Sweden (STO:AVT B) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 12% over the last week. We wonder if and what role the company’s financials play in that price change as a company’s long-term fundamentals usually dictate market outcomes. In this article, we decided to focus on AVTECH Sweden’s ROE.
Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. In other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company’s shareholders.
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How Do You 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 AVTECH Sweden is:
5.0% = kr1.3m ÷ kr26m (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2022).
The ‘return’ is the yearly profit. So, this means that for every SEK1 of its shareholder’s investments, the company generates a profit of SEK0.05.
What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?
Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. Based on how much of its profits the company chooses to reinvest or “retain”, we are then able to evaluate a company’s future ability to generate profits. 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.
AVTECH Sweden’s Earnings Growth And 5.0% ROE
On the face of it, AVTECH Sweden’s ROE is not much to talk about. We then compared the company’s ROE to the broader industry and were disappointed to see that the ROE is lower than the industry average of 6.5%. In spite of this, AVTECH Sweden was able to grow its net income considerably, at a rate of 36% in the last five years. So, there might be other aspects that are positively influencing the company’s earnings growth. For instance, the company has a low payout ratio or is being managed efficiently.
Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that AVTECH Sweden’s growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 4.5% in the same period, which is great to see.
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. Is AVTECH Sweden fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.
Is AVTECH Sweden Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?
AVTECH Sweden doesn’t pay any dividend to its shareholders, meaning that the company has been reinvesting all of its profits into the business. This is likely what’s driving the high earnings growth number discussed above.
Overall, we feel that AVTECH Sweden certainly does have some positive factors to consider. With a high rate of reinvestment, albeit at a low ROE, the company has managed to see a considerable growth in its earnings. On studying current analyst estimates, we found that analysts expect the company to continue its recent growth streak. To know more about the latest analysts predictions for the company, check out this visualization of analyst forecasts for the company.
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