# Is Guangdong Haid Group Co., Limited's (SZSE:002311) Recent Performance Tethered To Its Attractive Financial Prospects?

Simply Wall St ·  12/16/2022 06:25

Guangdong Haid Group's (SZSE:002311) stock is up by 2.8% 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. Particularly, we will be paying attention to Guangdong Haid Group's 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. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.

Check out our latest analysis for Guangdong Haid Group

## How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

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 Guangdong Haid Group is:

12% = CN¥2.1b ÷ CN¥18b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2022).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. So, this means that for every CN¥1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of CN¥0.12.

## What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company's future earnings. 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 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.

## A Side By Side comparison of Guangdong Haid Group's Earnings Growth And 12% ROE

To start with, Guangdong Haid Group's ROE looks acceptable. Further, the company's ROE compares quite favorably to the industry average of 7.3%. This probably laid the ground for Guangdong Haid Group's moderate 9.2% net income growth seen over the past five years.

As a next step, we compared Guangdong Haid Group'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 7.4%.

SZSE:002311 Past Earnings Growth December 15th 2022

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. Is Guangdong Haid Group fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

## Is Guangdong Haid Group Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

Guangdong Haid Group has a low three-year median payout ratio of 24%, meaning that the company retains the remaining 76% of its profits. This suggests that the management is reinvesting most of the profits to grow the business.

Moreover, Guangdong Haid Group is determined to keep sharing its profits with shareholders which we infer from its long history of paying a dividend for at least ten years. Upon studying the latest analysts' consensus data, we found that the company's future payout ratio is expected to rise to 33% over the next three years. Still, forecasts suggest that Guangdong Haid Group's future ROE will rise to 22% even though the the company's payout ratio is expected to rise. We presume that there could some other characteristics of the business that could be driving the anticipated growth in the company's ROE.

## Summary

On the whole, we feel that Guangdong Haid Group's performance has been quite good. 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, the latest analyst forecasts show that the company will continue to see an expansion in its earnings. Are these analysts expectations based on the broad expectations for the industry, or on the company's fundamentals? Click here to be taken to our analyst's forecasts page for the company.

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