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How Cavco Industries, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CVCO) Earnings Growth Stacks Up Against The Industry

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Assessing Cavco Industries, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:CVCO) past track record of performance is an insightful exercise for investors. It allows us to reflect on whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a great indicator for future performance. Today I will assess CVCO's recent performance announced on 29 June 2019 and evaluate these figures to its long-term trend and industry movements.

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Did CVCO perform better than its track record and industry?

CVCO's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 29 June 2019) of US$70m has increased by 1.2% compared to the previous year.

However, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 29%, indicating the rate at which CVCO is growing has slowed down. To understand what's happening, let’s take a look at what’s going on with margins and if the entire industry is feeling the heat.

NasdaqGS:CVCO Income Statement, September 18th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Cavco Industries has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 13% instead. However, its return on assets (ROA) of 9.3% exceeds the US Consumer Durables industry of 7.1%, indicating Cavco Industries has used its assets more efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Cavco Industries’s debt level, has increased over the past 3 years from 9.5% to 14%. This correlates with a decrease in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio declining from 23% to 6.0% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

Cavco Industries's track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn't tell the whole story. Positive growth and profitability are what investors like to see in a company’s track record, but how do we properly assess sustainability? I recommend you continue to research Cavco Industries to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for CVCO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for CVCO’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are CVCO’s operations financially sustainable? Balance sheets can be hard to analyze, which is why we’ve done it for you. Check out our financial health checks here.
  3. Other High-Performing Stocks: Are there other stocks that provide better prospects with proven track records? Explore our free list of these great stocks here.

NB: Figures in this article are calculated using data from the trailing twelve months from 29 June 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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