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# China Chunlai Education Group Co., Ltd.'s (HKG:1969) Stock Is Going Strong: Is the Market Following Fundamentals?

Simply Wall St ·  08/17 06:35

Most readers would already be aware that China Chunlai Education Group's (HKG:1969) stock increased significantly by 57% over the past three months. Given that the market rewards strong financials in the long-term, we wonder if that is the case in this instance. In this article, we decided to focus on China Chunlai Education Group's ROE.

Return on equity or ROE is an important factor to be considered by a shareholder because it tells them how effectively their capital is being reinvested. Put another way, it reveals the company's success at turning shareholder investments into profits.

Check out our latest analysis for China Chunlai Education Group

## How To Calculate Return On Equity?

The formula for ROE is:

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

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for China Chunlai Education Group is:

30% = CN¥693m ÷ CN¥2.3b (Based on the trailing twelve months to February 2022).

The 'return' is the income the business earned over the last year. So, this means that for every HK\$1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of HK\$0.30.

## What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Depending on how much of these profits the company reinvests or "retains", and how effectively it does so, we are then able to assess a company's earnings growth potential. 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.

## A Side By Side comparison of China Chunlai Education Group's Earnings Growth And 30% ROE

To begin with, China Chunlai Education Group has a pretty high ROE which is interesting. Second, a comparison with the average ROE reported by the industry of 12% also doesn't go unnoticed by us. So, the substantial 43% net income growth seen by China Chunlai Education Group over the past five years isn't overly surprising.

Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that China Chunlai Education Group's growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 14% in the same period, which is great to see.

SEHK:1969 Past Earnings Growth August 16th 2022

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. If you're wondering about China Chunlai Education Group's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

## Is China Chunlai Education Group Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Given that China Chunlai Education Group doesn't pay any dividend to its shareholders, we infer that the company has been reinvesting all of its profits to grow its business.

## Conclusion

In total, we are pretty happy with China Chunlai Education Group's performance. 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 sizeable growth in its earnings. 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. Let's not forget, business risk is also one of the factors that affects the price of the stock. So this is also an important area that investors need to pay attention to before making a decision on any business. Our risks dashboard would have the 2 risks we have identified for China Chunlai Education Group.

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