Most readers would already be aware that Trigano’s (EPA:TRI) stock increased significantly by 29% 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. In this article, we decided to focus on Trigano’s ROE.
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 short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.
How To Calculate Return On Equity?
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 Trigano is:
14% = €140m ÷ €994m (Based on the trailing twelve months to August 2020).
The ‘return’ is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. That means that for every €1 worth of shareholders’ equity, the company generated €0.14 in profit.
What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?
We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company’s future earnings. 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. 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.
Trigano’s Earnings Growth And 14% ROE
At first glance, Trigano seems to have a decent ROE. Especially when compared to the industry average of 4.9% the company’s ROE looks pretty impressive. Probably as a result of this, Trigano was able to see a decent growth of 16% over the last five years.
As a next step, we compared Trigano’s net income growth with the industry and were disappointed to see that the company’s growth is lower than the industry average growth of 21% in the same period.
The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company’s expected earnings growth (or decline). This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. Is Trigano fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.
Is Trigano Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?
Trigano’s three-year median payout ratio to shareholders is 21% (implying that it retains 79% of its income), which is on the lower side, so it seems like the management is reinvesting profits heavily to grow its business.
Besides, Trigano has been paying dividends for at least ten years or more. This shows that the company is committed to sharing profits with its shareholders. Looking at the current analyst consensus data, we can see that the company’s future payout ratio is expected to rise to 26% over the next three years. However, the company’s ROE is not expected to change by much despite the higher expected payout ratio.
On the whole, we feel that Trigano’s performance has been quite good. 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 respectable growth in its earnings. The latest industry analyst forecasts show that the company is expected to maintain its current growth rate. Are these analysts expectations based on the broad expectations for the industry, or on the company’s fundamentals? Click here to be taken to our analyst’s forecasts page for the company.
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