If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an eye out for. 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. Basically this means that a company has profitable initiatives that it can continue to reinvest in, which is a trait of a compounding machine. So, when we ran our eye over Jinhui Mining Incorporation's (SHSE:603132) trend of ROCE, we liked what we saw.
Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What Is It?
Just to clarify if you're unsure, ROCE is a metric for evaluating how much pre-tax income (in percentage terms) a company earns on the capital invested in its business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for Jinhui Mining Incorporation:
Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities)
0.12 = CN¥506m ÷ (CN¥5.4b - CN¥1.1b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2023).
Thus, Jinhui Mining Incorporation has an ROCE of 12%. In absolute terms, that's a satisfactory return, but compared to the Metals and Mining industry average of 7.7% it's much better.
See our latest analysis for Jinhui Mining Incorporation
Above you can see how the current ROCE for Jinhui Mining Incorporation compares to its prior returns on capital, but there's only so much you can tell from the past. If you'd like, you can check out the forecasts from the analysts covering Jinhui Mining Incorporation here for free.
What The Trend Of ROCE Can Tell Us
While the returns on capital are good, they haven't moved much. The company has consistently earned 12% for the last four years, and the capital employed within the business has risen 104% in that time. Since 12% is a moderate ROCE though, it's good to see a business can continue to reinvest at these decent rates of return. Stable returns in this ballpark can be unexciting, but if they can be maintained over the long run, they often provide nice rewards to shareholders.
On a side note, Jinhui Mining Incorporation has done well to reduce current liabilities to 20% of total assets over the last four years. Effectively suppliers now fund less of the business, which can lower some elements of risk.
To sum it up, Jinhui Mining Incorporation has simply been reinvesting capital steadily, at those decent rates of return. Therefore it's no surprise that shareholders have earned a respectable 16% return if they held over the last year. So even though the stock might be more "expensive" than it was before, we think the strong fundamentals warrant this stock for further research.
On a final note, we've found 1 warning sign for Jinhui Mining Incorporation that we think you should be aware of.
While Jinhui Mining Incorporation may not currently earn the highest returns, we've compiled a list of companies that currently earn more than 25% return on equity. Check out this free list here.
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