# Is Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology Co., Ltd's (SZSE:300936) Stock's Recent Performance Being Led By Its Attractive Financial Prospects?

Simply Wall St ·  Oct 24, 2023 19:52

Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology (SZSE:300936) has had a great run on the share market with its stock up by a significant 27% over the last three months. Given the company's impressive performance, we decided to study its financial indicators more closely as a company's financial health over the long-term usually dictates market outcomes. Specifically, we decided to study Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology's ROE in this article.

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. In other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company's shareholders.

See our latest analysis for Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology

## How Do You 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 Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology is:

14% = CN¥143m ÷ CN¥1.0b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2023).

The 'return' is the yearly profit. That means that for every CN¥1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated CN¥0.14 in profit.

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

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. 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.

## A Side By Side comparison of Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology's Earnings Growth And 14% ROE

To start with, Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology's ROE looks acceptable. Further, the company's ROE compares quite favorably to the industry average of 7.4%. This probably laid the ground for Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology's moderate 6.5% net income growth seen over the past five years.

We then compared Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology's net income growth with the industry and found that the company's growth figure is lower than the average industry growth rate of 12% in the same 5-year period, which is a bit concerning.

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. It's important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. If you're wondering about Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

## Is Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

While the company did pay out a portion of its dividend in the past, it currently doesn't pay a dividend. We infer that the company has been reinvesting all of its profits to grow its business.

## Summary

On the whole, we feel that Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology'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. As a result, the decent growth in its earnings is not surprising. Until now, we have only just grazed the surface of the company's past performance by looking at the company's fundamentals. So it may be worth checking this free detailed graph of Changzhou Zhongying Science & Technology's past earnings, as well as revenue and cash flows to get a deeper insight into the company's performance.

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