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Interested In Qube Holdings Limited (ASX:QUB)? Here's How It Performed Recently

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For investors, increase in profitability and industry-beating performance can be essential considerations in an investment. Below, I will examine Qube Holdings Limited's (ASX:QUB) track record on a high level, to give you some insight into how the company has been performing against its long term trend and its industry peers.

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Have QUB's earnings improved against past performances and the industry?

QUB's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2019) of AU$197m has declined by -1.4% compared to the previous year.

Furthermore, this one-year growth rate has been lower than its average earnings growth rate over the past 5 years of 21%, indicating the rate at which QUB is growing has slowed down. Why is this? Well, let’s take a look at what’s occurring with margins and whether the whole industry is feeling the heat.

ASX:QUB Income Statement, August 30th 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Qube Holdings has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 7.0% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 4.4% is below the AU Infrastructure industry of 6.0%, indicating Qube Holdings's are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Qube Holdings’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 5.0% to 3.7%. This correlates with an increase in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio rising from 24% to 53% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

Though Qube Holdings's past data is helpful, it is only one aspect of my investment thesis. Companies that are profitable, but have volatile earnings, can have many factors impacting its business. I recommend you continue to research Qube Holdings to get a better picture of the stock by looking at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for QUB’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for QUB’s outlook.
  2. Financial Health: Are QUB’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 30 June 2019. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures.

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