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Allegro MicroSystems (NASDAQ:ALGM) Is Achieving High Returns On Its Capital

Simply Wall St ·  11/04/2023 01:02

Finding a business that has the potential to grow substantially is not easy, but it is possible if we look at a few key financial metrics. Firstly, we'll want to see a proven return on capital employed (ROCE) that is increasing, and secondly, an expanding base of capital employed. This shows us that it's a compounding machine, able to continually reinvest its earnings back into the business and generate higher returns. With that in mind, the ROCE of Allegro MicroSystems (NASDAQ:ALGM) looks great, so lets see what the trend can tell us.

What Is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

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 Allegro MicroSystems:

Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities)

0.23 = US$270m ÷ (US$1.3b - US$134m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2023).

Thus, Allegro MicroSystems has an ROCE of 23%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 11% earned by companies in a similar industry.

See our latest analysis for Allegro MicroSystems

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NasdaqGS:ALGM Return on Capital Employed November 3rd 2023

In the above chart we have measured Allegro MicroSystems' prior ROCE against its prior performance, but the future is arguably more important. If you're interested, you can view the analysts predictions in our free report on analyst forecasts for the company.

How Are Returns Trending?

We like the trends that we're seeing from Allegro MicroSystems. The data shows that returns on capital have increased substantially over the last four years to 23%. Basically the business is earning more per dollar of capital invested and in addition to that, 75% more capital is being employed now too. So we're very much inspired by what we're seeing at Allegro MicroSystems thanks to its ability to profitably reinvest capital.

Our Take On Allegro MicroSystems' ROCE

A company that is growing its returns on capital and can consistently reinvest in itself is a highly sought after trait, and that's what Allegro MicroSystems has. Considering the stock has delivered 13% to its stockholders over the last three years, it may be fair to think that investors aren't fully aware of the promising trends yet. So with that in mind, we think the stock deserves further research.

Allegro MicroSystems does have some risks, we noticed 2 warning signs (and 1 which makes us a bit uncomfortable) we think you should know about.

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