# Is Shandong Kaisheng New Materials Co.,Ltd.'s (SZSE:301069) Recent Stock Performance Tethered To Its Strong Fundamentals?

Simply Wall St ·  Dec 24, 2023 19:17

Most readers would already be aware that Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd's (SZSE:301069) stock increased significantly by 24% over the past week. 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. In this article, we decided to focus on Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd's ROE.

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. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.

Check out our latest analysis for Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd

## How To Calculate Return On Equity?

ROE 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 Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd is:

12% = CN¥179m ÷ CN¥1.5b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2023).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. So, this means that for every CN¥1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of CN¥0.12.

## 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 everything else remains unchanged, the higher the ROE and profit retention, the higher the growth rate of a company compared to companies that don't necessarily bear these characteristics.

## Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd's Earnings Growth And 12% ROE

At first glance, Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd seems to have a decent ROE. Especially when compared to the industry average of 6.8% the company's ROE looks pretty impressive. This certainly adds some context to Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd's decent 19% net income growth seen over the past five years.

Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd's growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 12% in the same period, which is great to see.

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. If you're wondering about Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

## Is Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

With a three-year median payout ratio of 44% (implying that the company retains 56% of its profits), it seems that Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd is reinvesting efficiently in a way that it sees respectable amount growth in its earnings and pays a dividend that's well covered.

While Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd has been growing its earnings, it only recently started to pay dividends which likely means that the company decided to impress new and existing shareholders with a dividend.

## Summary

In total, we are pretty happy with Shandong Kaisheng New MaterialsLtd's performance. In particular, it's great to see that the company is investing heavily into its business and along with a high rate of return, that has resulted in a sizeable growth in its earnings. Having said that, looking at the current analyst estimates, we found that the company's earnings are expected to gain momentum. 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.

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email editorial-team (at) simplywallst.com.
This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

Disclaimer: This content is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of any specific investment or investment strategy.