# Eastcompeace Technology Co.Ltd (SZSE:002017) Stock Has Shown Weakness Lately But Financials Look Strong: Should Prospective Shareholders Make The Leap?

Simply Wall St ·  07/18 18:20

With its stock down 13% over the past month, it is easy to disregard Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd (SZSE:002017). But if you pay close attention, you might gather that its strong financials could mean that the stock could potentially see an increase in value in the long-term, given how markets usually reward companies with good financial health. Particularly, we will be paying attention to Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd's ROE today.

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.

## 怎樣計算ROE?

The formula for return on equity is:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd is:

11% = CN¥184m ÷ CN¥1.7b (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2024).

11％=CN¥18400萬÷CN¥17億（根據從2023年4月至2024年3月期間的過去十二個月）。

The 'return' is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. That means that for every CN¥1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated CN¥0.11 in profit.

“回報”是指公司過去十二個月稅後所賺的金額。這意味着，每1元股東權益產生了0.11元的利潤。

## ROE與盈利增長之間的關係是什麼？

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. Assuming everything else remains unchanged, the higher the ROE and profit retention, the higher the growth rate of a company compared to companies that don't necessarily bear these characteristics.

## Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd的收益增長和11%的roe

At first glance, Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd's ROE doesn't look very promising. However, the fact that the company's ROE is higher than the average industry ROE of 6.7%, is definitely interesting. Even more so after seeing Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd's exceptional 38% net income growth over the past five years. Bear in mind, the company does have a moderately low ROE. It is just that the industry ROE is lower. Therefore, the growth in earnings could also be the result of other factors. E.g the company has a low payout ratio or could belong to a high growth industry.

As a next step, we compared Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd's net income growth with the industry, and pleasingly, we found that the growth seen by the company is higher than the average industry growth of 14%.

The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. One good indicator of expected earnings growth is the P/E ratio which determines the price the market is willing to pay for a stock based on its earnings prospects. So, you may want to check if Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd is trading on a high P/E or a low P/E, relative to its industry.

## Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd是否有效利用其利潤？

Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd has a three-year median payout ratio of 38% (where it is retaining 62% of its income) which is not too low or not too high. This suggests that its dividend is well covered, and given the high growth we discussed above, it looks like Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd is reinvesting its earnings efficiently.

Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd具有三年的中位數派息比率爲38％（其中保留了62％的收入），既不太低也不太高。這表明其股息得到了很好的覆蓋，並且考慮到我們上面討論的高增長，Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd看起來正在有效地再投資其利潤。

Additionally, Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd has paid dividends over a period of at least ten years which means that the company is pretty serious about sharing its profits with shareholders.

## 總的來說，我們對偉明環保的表現非常滿意。具體而言，我們喜歡公司以高回報率再投資了其利潤的很大一部分。當然，這導致公司的收益大幅增長。但是，最新的行業分析師預測表明，該公司的收益預計將加速增長。

Overall, we are quite pleased with Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd's performance. Specifically, we like that it has been reinvesting a high portion of its profits at a moderate rate of return, resulting in earnings expansion. 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. Remember, the price of a stock is also dependent on the perceived risk. Therefore investors must keep themselves informed about the risks involved before investing in any company. To know the 1 risk we have identified for Eastcompeace TechnologyLtd visit our risks dashboard for free.

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