To find a multi-bagger stock, what are the underlying trends we should look for in a business? In a perfect world, we'd like to see a company investing more capital into its business and ideally the returns earned from that capital are also increasing. If you see this, it typically means it's a company with a great business model and plenty of profitable reinvestment opportunities. Ergo, when we looked at the ROCE trends at SG Micro (SZSE:300661), we liked what we saw.
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it?
For those who don't know, ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business. The formula for this calculation on SG Micro is:
0.29 = CN¥813m ÷ (CN¥3.4b - CN¥509m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2022).
Thus, SG Micro has an ROCE of 29%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 8.5% earned by companies in a similar industry.
Check out our latest analysis for SG MicroSZSE:300661 Return on Capital Employed July 3rd 2022
In the above chart we have measured SG Micro's prior ROCE against its prior performance, but the future is arguably more important. If you'd like to see what analysts are forecasting going forward, you should check out our free report for SG Micro.
So How Is SG Micro's ROCE Trending?
SG Micro deserves to be commended in regards to it's returns. The company has consistently earned 29% for the last five years, and the capital employed within the business has risen 801% in that time. With returns that high, it's great that the business can continually reinvest its money at such appealing rates of return. You'll see this when looking at well operated businesses or favorable business models.
Our Take On SG Micro's ROCE
In summary, we're delighted to see that SG Micro has been compounding returns by reinvesting at consistently high rates of return, as these are common traits of a multi-bagger. On top of that, the stock has rewarded shareholders with a remarkable 1,417% return to those who've held over the last five years. So even though the stock might be more "expensive" than it was before, we think the strong fundamentals warrant this stock for further research.
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