# Is The Market Rewarding MCLON JEWELLERY Co.,Ltd. (SZSE:300945) With A Negative Sentiment As A Result Of Its Mixed Fundamentals?

Simply Wall St ·  Jan 25 01:00

MCLON JEWELLERYLtd (SZSE:300945) has had a rough three months with its share price down 22%. We, however decided to study the company's financials to determine if they have got anything to do with the price decline. Stock prices are usually driven by a company's financial performance over the long term, and therefore we decided to pay more attention to the company's financial performance. Specifically, we decided to study MCLON JEWELLERYLtd'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. In simpler terms, it measures the profitability of a company in relation to shareholder's equity.

Check out our latest analysis for MCLON JEWELLERYLtd

## 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 MCLON JEWELLERYLtd is:

4.7% = CN¥73m ÷ CN¥1.5b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2023).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. One way to conceptualize this is that for each CN¥1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made CN¥0.05 in profit.

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

We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company's future earnings. 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.

## MCLON JEWELLERYLtd's Earnings Growth And 4.7% ROE

It is hard to argue that MCLON JEWELLERYLtd's ROE is much good in and of itself. Even when compared to the industry average of 6.2%, the ROE figure is pretty disappointing. Hence, the flat earnings seen by MCLON JEWELLERYLtd over the past five years could probably be the result of it having a lower ROE.

As a next step, we compared MCLON JEWELLERYLtd's net income growth with the industry and were disappointed to see that the company's growth is lower than the industry average growth of 2.8% in the same period.

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). This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. Is MCLON JEWELLERYLtd fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

## Is MCLON JEWELLERYLtd Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

In spite of a normal three-year median payout ratio of 30% (or a retention ratio of 70%), MCLON JEWELLERYLtd hasn't seen much growth in its earnings. So there could be some other explanation in that regard. For instance, the company's business may be deteriorating.

In addition, MCLON JEWELLERYLtd has been paying dividends over a period of three 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 MCLON JEWELLERYLtd's performance. While the company does have a high rate of reinvestment, the low ROE means that all that reinvestment is not reaping any benefit to its investors, and moreover, its having a negative impact on the earnings growth. Having said that, looking at the current analyst estimates, we found that the company's earnings are expected to gain momentum. Are these analysts expectations based on the broad expectations for the industry, or on the company's fundamentals? Click here to be taken to our analyst's forecasts page for the company.

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