U.S. markets closed
  • S&P Futures

    4,305.00
    -2.75 (-0.06%)
     
  • Dow Futures

    34,107.00
    -11.00 (-0.03%)
     
  • Nasdaq Futures

    13,642.50
    -15.75 (-0.12%)
     
  • Russell 2000 Futures

    2,022.60
    -0.70 (-0.03%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    86.62
    +0.09 (+0.10%)
     
  • Gold

    1,789.30
    -0.40 (-0.02%)
     
  • Silver

    20.06
    -0.03 (-0.15%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.0172
    +0.0001 (+0.01%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    2.8240
    +0.0330 (+1.18%)
     
  • Vix

    19.69
    -0.26 (-1.30%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.2106
    +0.0011 (+0.09%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    134.1040
    -0.1110 (-0.08%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    23,979.58
    -192.71 (-0.80%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    570.48
    -1.44 (-0.25%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,536.06
    +26.91 (+0.36%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    29,099.50
    +230.59 (+0.80%)
     

Is Synopsys, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:SNPS) Stock's Recent Performance Being Led By Its Attractive Financial Prospects?

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·3 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Synopsys' (NASDAQ:SNPS) stock is up by a considerable 7.2% over the past week. Given the company's impressive performance, we decided to study its financial indicators more closely as a company's financial health over the long-term usually dictates market outcomes. Specifically, we decided to study Synopsys' ROE in this article.

Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. In other words, it is a profitability ratio which measures the rate of return on the capital provided by the company's shareholders.

See our latest analysis for Synopsys

How Do You 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 Synopsys is:

18% = US$1.0b ÷ US$5.6b (Based on the trailing twelve months to April 2022).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. Another way to think of that is that for every $1 worth of equity, the company was able to earn $0.18 in profit.

What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. 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. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don’t share these attributes.

Synopsys' Earnings Growth And 18% ROE

To start with, Synopsys' ROE looks acceptable. Further, the company's ROE compares quite favorably to the industry average of 12%. Probably as a result of this, Synopsys was able to see an impressive net income growth of 31% over the last five years. We reckon that there could also be other factors at play here. For example, it is possible that the company's management has made some good strategic decisions, or that the company has a low payout ratio.

As a next step, we compared Synopsys' net income growth with the industry, and pleasingly, we found that the growth seen by the company is higher than the average industry growth of 25%.

past-earnings-growth
past-earnings-growth

Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company's expected earnings growth (or decline). This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. Has the market priced in the future outlook for SNPS? You can find out in our latest intrinsic value infographic research report.

Is Synopsys Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?

Synopsys doesn't pay any dividend currently which essentially means that it has been reinvesting all of its profits into the business. This definitely contributes to the high earnings growth number that we discussed above.

Conclusion

Overall, we are quite pleased with Synopsys' performance. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. Unsurprisingly, this has led to an impressive earnings growth. Having said that, the company's earnings growth is expected to slow down, as forecasted in the current analyst estimates. To know more about the latest analysts predictions for the company, check out this visualization of analyst forecasts for the company.

Have feedback on this article? Concerned about the content? Get in touch with us directly. Alternatively, email editorial-team (at) simplywallst.com.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.