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How Has Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings Company Limited's (HKG:6830) Earnings Fared Against The Long Term Trend

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Measuring Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings Company Limited's (HKG:6830) track record of past performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It allows us to understand whether or not the company has met or exceed expectations, which is an insightful signal for future performance. Today I will assess 6830's recent performance announced on 31 December 2018 and compare these figures to its historical trend and industry movements.

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How Did 6830's Recent Performance Stack Up Against Its Past?

6830's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 31 December 2018) of CN¥139m has increased by 0.4% 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 20%, indicating the rate at which 6830 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.

SEHK:6830 Income Statement, July 30th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 14% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 5.7% is below the HK Auto Components industry of 8.2%, indicating Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings's are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 16% to 13%.

What does this mean?

Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings's track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn't tell the whole story. While Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings 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 Huazhong In-Vehicle Holdings to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for 6830’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for 6830’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are 6830’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 December 2018. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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