Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad's (KLSE:TOYOVEN) stock up by 8.8% over the past three months. However, its weak financial performance indicators makes us a bit doubtful if that trend could continue. In this article, we decided to focus on Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad'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 simpler terms, it measures the profitability of a company in relation to shareholder's equity.
How To Calculate Return On Equity?
Return on equity 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 Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad is:
0.6% = RM910k ÷ RM141m (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2023).
The 'return' is the profit over the last twelve months. One way to conceptualize this is that for each MYR1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made MYR0.01 in profit.
What Has ROE Got To Do With 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.
Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad's Earnings Growth And 0.6% ROE
As you can see, Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad's ROE looks pretty weak. Not just that, even compared to the industry average of 5.0%, the company's ROE is entirely unremarkable. Given the circumstances, the significant decline in net income by 40% seen by Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad 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 Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad'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 9.1% over the last few years.
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. Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. Is Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.
Is Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?
Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad's very high three-year median payout ratio of 104% over the last three years suggests that the company is paying its shareholders more than what it is earning and this explains the company's shrinking earnings. Paying a dividend higher than reported profits is not a sustainable move. To know the 3 risks we have identified for Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad visit our risks dashboard for free.
Additionally, Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad has paid dividends over a period of nine years, which means that the company's management is rather focused on keeping up its dividend payments, regardless of the shrinking earnings.
Overall, we would be extremely cautious before making any decision on Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad. Specifically, it has shown quite an unsatisfactory performance as far as earnings growth is concerned, and a poor ROE and an equally poor rate of reinvestment seem to be the reason behind this inadequate performance. So far, we've only made a quick discussion around the company's earnings growth. So it may be worth checking this free detailed graph of Toyo Ventures Holdings Berhad's past earnings, as well as revenue and cash flows to get a deeper insight into the company's performance.
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