# Could The Market Be Wrong About Poly Property Services Co., Ltd. (HKG:6049) Given Its Attractive Financial Prospects?

Simply Wall St ·  08/09 19:42

It is hard to get excited after looking at Poly Property Services' (HKG:6049) recent performance, when its stock has declined 19% over the past three months. 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 Poly Property Services' ROE today.

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. Simply put, it is used to assess the profitability of a company in relation to its equity capital.

roe或股東權益回報率是評估公司如何有效地從股東那裏獲得回報的有用工具。簡而言之，它用於評估公司相對於其權益資本的盈利能力。

## 如何計算股東權益報酬率？

Return on equity 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 Poly Property Services is:

16% = CN¥1.4b ÷ CN¥8.9b (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2023).

16％= CN¥14億÷ CN¥89億（基於截至2023年12月的過去十二個月）。

The 'return' is the yearly profit. That means that for every HK\$1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated HK\$0.16 in profit.

「回報」是年度利潤。這意味着對於每港元的股東權益，公司可以創造HK\$0.16 的利潤。

## roe與盈利增長有何關係？

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.

## 保利置業服務集團的盈利增長和16％的roe

To begin with, Poly Property Services seems to have a respectable ROE. Further, the company's ROE compares quite favorably to the industry average of 4.5%. This certainly adds some context to Poly Property Services' exceptional 26% net income growth seen over the past five years. We believe that there might also be other aspects that are positively influencing the company's earnings growth. Such as - high earnings retention or an efficient management in place.

We then compared Poly Property Services' 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 1.1% in the same 5-year period.

The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. Is Poly Property Services fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

## 保利置業服務集團是否有效利用其利潤？

Poly Property Services has a really low three-year median payout ratio of 24%, meaning that it has the remaining 76% left over to reinvest into its business. So it seems like the management is reinvesting profits heavily to grow its business and this reflects in its earnings growth number.

Additionally, Poly Property Services has paid dividends over a period of four years which means that the company is pretty serious about sharing its profits with shareholders. Looking at the current analyst consensus data, we can see that the company's future payout ratio is expected to rise to 40% over the next three years. However, the company's ROE is not expected to change by much despite the higher expected payout ratio.

## 結論

Overall, we are quite pleased with Poly Property Services' performance. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. Unsurprisingly, this has led to an impressive earnings growth. That being so, a study of the latest analyst forecasts show that the company is expected to see a slowdown in its future earnings growth. 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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