# Does The Market Have A Low Tolerance For SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUP CO.,LTD's (SHSE:601399) Mixed Fundamentals?

Simply Wall St ·  Jun 25 20:01

SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD (SHSE:601399) has had a rough month with its share price down 9.2%. 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 SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD'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 other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company's shareholders.

## How Is ROE Calculated?

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 SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD is:

3.2% = CN¥472m ÷ CN¥15b (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2024).

The 'return' is the income the business earned over the last year. Another way to think of that is that for every CN¥1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn CN¥0.03 in profit.

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

Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. 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.

## SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD's Earnings Growth And 3.2% ROE

As you can see, SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD's ROE looks pretty weak. Even when compared to the industry average of 6.9%, the ROE figure is pretty disappointing. Given the circumstances, the significant decline in net income by 5.3% seen by SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD over the last five years is not surprising. However, there could also be other factors causing the earnings to decline. For example, the business has allocated capital poorly, or that the company has a very high payout ratio.

So, as a next step, we compared SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD's performance against the industry and were disappointed to discover that while the company has been shrinking its earnings, the industry has been growing its earnings at a rate of 9.5% over the last few years.

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. If you're wondering about SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

## Is SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?

SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD doesn't pay any regular dividends, meaning that the company is keeping all of its profits, which makes us wonder why it is retaining its earnings if it can't use them to grow its business. It looks like there might be some other reasons to explain the lack in that respect. For example, the business could be in decline.

## Summary

Overall, we have mixed feelings about SINOMACH HEAVY EQUIPMENT GROUPLTD. 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.

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