# Emdoor Information CO.,LTD.'s (SZSE:001314) Stock Is Soaring But Financials Seem Inconsistent: Will The Uptrend Continue?

Simply Wall St ·  07/31 22:46

Most readers would already be aware that Emdoor InformationLTD's (SZSE:001314) stock increased significantly by 14% over the past week. However, we decided to pay attention to the company's fundamentals which don't appear to give a clear sign about the company's financial health. Specifically, we decided to study Emdoor InformationLTD'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. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.

## 怎樣計算ROE?

The formula for ROE is:

roe的公式是：

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

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Emdoor InformationLTD is:

4.6% = CN¥94m ÷ CN¥2.1b (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2024).

4.6％= CN¥9400萬 ÷ CN¥21億（截至2024年3月的過去十二個月數據）。

The 'return' is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. Another way to think of that is that for every CN¥1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn CN¥0.05 in profit.

「回報」是指過去12個月稅後收入。換句話說，就是對於每元股權，公司能夠賺取CN¥0.05的利潤。

## ROE爲什麼對淨利潤增長很重要？

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.

## 瀚譽信息股份有限公司盈利增長與4.6％的ROE的並列比較

It is hard to argue that Emdoor InformationLTD's ROE is much good in and of itself. Even compared to the average industry ROE of 6.9%, the company's ROE is quite dismal. Therefore, Emdoor InformationLTD's flat earnings over the past five years can possibly be explained by the low ROE amongst other factors.

As a next step, we compared Emdoor InformationLTD'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 13% in the same period.

Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. 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 Emdoor InformationLTD is trading on a high P/E or a low P/E, relative to its industry.

## 瀚譽信息股份有限公司是否有效地再投資其利潤？

Despite having a normal three-year median payout ratio of 34% (implying that the company keeps 66% of its income) over the last three years, Emdoor InformationLTD has seen a negligible amount of growth in earnings as we saw above. So there could be some other explanation in that regard. For instance, the company's business may be deteriorating.

In addition, Emdoor InformationLTD only recently started paying a dividend so the management must have decided the shareholders prefer dividends over earnings growth.

## 結論

On the whole, we feel that the performance shown by Emdoor InformationLTD can be open to many interpretations. While the company does have a high rate of profit retention, its low rate of return is probably hampering its earnings growth. Up till now, we've only made a short study of the company's growth data. So it may be worth checking this free detailed graph of Emdoor InformationLTD's past earnings, as well as revenue and cash flows to get a deeper insight into the company's performance.

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