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Want To Invest In Okura Holdings Limited (HKG:1655)? Here's How It Performed Lately

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Examining Okura Holdings Limited's (SEHK:1655) past track record of performance is a valuable exercise for investors. It enables us to understand whether the company has met or exceed expectations, which is a powerful signal for future performance. Below, I will assess 1655's latest performance announced on 30 June 2019 and weigh these figures against its longer term trend and industry movements.

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Despite a decline, did 1655 underperform the long-term trend and the industry?

1655's trailing twelve-month earnings (from 30 June 2019) of JP¥601m has declined by -19% 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 -2.6%, indicating the rate at which 1655 is growing has slowed down. Why could this be happening? Well, let's look at what's occurring with margins and if the entire industry is experiencing the hit as well.

SEHK:1655 Income Statement, December 22nd 2019

In terms of returns from investment, Okura Holdings has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity (ROE), recording 5.3% instead. Furthermore, its return on assets (ROA) of 3.4% is below the HK Hospitality industry of 4.7%, indicating Okura Holdings's are utilized less efficiently. And finally, its return on capital (ROC), which also accounts for Okura Holdings’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 9.4% to 6.2%. This correlates with an increase in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio rising from 38% to 40% over the past 5 years.

What does this mean?

While past data is useful, it doesn’t tell the whole story. In some cases, companies that endure a prolonged period of reduction in earnings are undergoing some sort of reinvestment phase However, if the entire industry is struggling to grow over time, it may be a indicator of a structural shift, which makes Okura Holdings and its peers a higher risk investment. You should continue to research Okura Holdings to get a more holistic view of the stock by looking at:

  1. Financial Health: Are 1655’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.
  2. Valuation: What is 1655 worth today? Is the stock undervalued, even when its growth outlook is factored into its intrinsic value? The intrinsic value infographic in our free research report helps visualize whether 1655 is currently mispriced by the market.
  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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