# ShenZhen Click Technology Co.,LTD.'s (SZSE:002782) Stock Is Soaring But Financials Seem Inconsistent: Will The Uptrend Continue?

Simply Wall St ·  Oct 25, 2023 23:04

Most readers would already be aware that ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD's (SZSE:002782) stock increased significantly by 20% over the past month. However, we decided to pay attention to the company's fundamentals which don't appear to give a clear sign about the company's financial health. Specifically, we decided to study ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD's ROE in this article.

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. Simply put, it is used to assess the profitability of a company in relation to its equity capital.

Check out our latest analysis for ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD

## 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 ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD is:

7.4% = CN¥133m ÷ CN¥1.8b (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2023).

The 'return' is the amount earned after tax over the last twelve months. So, this means that for every CN¥1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of CN¥0.07.

## Why Is ROE Important For Earnings Growth?

Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. We now need to evaluate how much profit the company reinvests or "retains" for future growth which then gives us an idea about the growth potential of the company. 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.

## ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD's Earnings Growth And 7.4% ROE

When you first look at it, ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD's ROE doesn't look that attractive. Yet, a closer study shows that the company's ROE is similar to the industry average of 7.5%. Still, ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD has seen a flat net income growth over the past five years. Remember, the company's ROE is not particularly great to begin with. So that could also be one of the reasons behind the company's flat growth in earnings.

We then compared ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD's net income growth with the industry and found that the company's growth figure is lower than the average industry growth rate of 14% 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. Is ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

## Is ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Despite having a normal three-year median payout ratio of 42% (implying that the company keeps 58% of its income) over the last three years, ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD has seen a negligible amount of growth in earnings as we saw above. Therefore, there might be some other reasons to explain the lack in that respect. For example, the business could be in decline.

In addition, ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD has been paying dividends over a period of seven years suggesting that keeping up dividend payments is way more important to the management even if it comes at the cost of business growth.

## Summary

In total, we're a bit ambivalent about ShenZhen Click TechnologyLTD's performance. While the company does have a high rate of profit retention, its low rate of return is probably hampering its earnings growth. With that said, the latest industry analyst forecasts reveal that the company's earnings are expected to accelerate. To know more about the company's future earnings growth forecasts take a look at this free report on analyst forecasts for the company to find out more.

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