# Jilin Quanyangquan Co., Ltd.'s (SHSE:600189) Stock Has Seen Strong Momentum: Does That Call For Deeper Study Of Its Financial Prospects?

Simply Wall St ·  Dec 8, 2023 17:33

Most readers would already be aware that Jilin Quanyangquan's (SHSE:600189) stock increased significantly by 24% over the past three months. We wonder if and what role the company's financials play in that price change as a company's long-term fundamentals usually dictate market outcomes. Specifically, we decided to study Jilin Quanyangquan's ROE in this article.

Return on equity or ROE is a key measure used to assess how efficiently a company's management is utilizing the company's capital. In other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company's shareholders.

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## How Is ROE Calculated?

Return on equity can be calculated by using the formula:

Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Jilin Quanyangquan is:

2.0% = CN¥37m ÷ CN¥1.9b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2023).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. That means that for every CN¥1 worth of shareholders' equity, the company generated CN¥0.02 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. 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. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don't share these attributes.

## A Side By Side comparison of Jilin Quanyangquan's Earnings Growth And 2.0% ROE

As you can see, Jilin Quanyangquan's ROE looks pretty weak. Not just that, even compared to the industry average of 3.9%, the company's ROE is entirely unremarkable. Despite this, surprisingly, Jilin Quanyangquan saw an exceptional 32% net income growth over the past five years. We reckon that there could be other factors at play here. For example, it is possible that the company's management has made some good strategic decisions, or that the company has a low payout ratio.

We then compared Jilin Quanyangquan's net income growth with the industry and we're pleased to see that the company's growth figure is higher when compared with the industry which has a growth rate of 7.7% in the same 5-year period.

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. Is Jilin Quanyangquan fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

## Is Jilin Quanyangquan Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Given that Jilin Quanyangquan doesn't pay any dividend to its shareholders, we infer that the company has been reinvesting all of its profits to grow its business.

## Conclusion

In total, it does look like Jilin Quanyangquan has some positive aspects to its business. With a high rate of reinvestment, albeit at a low ROE, the company has managed to see a considerable growth in its earnings. While we won't completely dismiss the company, what we would do, is try to ascertain how risky the business is to make a more informed decision around the company. Our risks dashboard would have the 4 risks we have identified for Jilin Quanyangquan.

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