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Does SYNNEX Corporation's (NYSE:SNX) Past Performance Indicate A Stronger Future?

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Examining SYNNEX Corporation's (NYSE:SNX) 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 SNX's latest performance announced on 31 May 2019 and compare these figures to its longer term trend and industry movements.

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Could SNX beat the long-term trend and outperform its industry?

SNX's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 May 2019) of US$381m has jumped 35% compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has exceeded its 5-year annual growth average of 15%, indicating the rate at which SNX is growing has accelerated. What's the driver of this growth? Well, let’s take a look at if it is only a result of an industry uplift, or if SYNNEX has experienced some company-specific growth.

NYSE:SNX Income Statement, September 17th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, SYNNEX has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 11% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 4.5% is below the US Electronic industry of 6.8%, indicating SYNNEX's are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for SYNNEX’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 13% to 11%. This correlates with an increase in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio rising from 62% to 100% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

SYNNEX's track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn't tell the whole story. While SYNNEX has a good historical track record with positive growth and profitability, there's no certainty that this will extrapolate into the future. You should continue to research SYNNEX to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SNX’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SNX’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are SNX’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 31 May 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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