Superior Gold’s (CVE:SGI) stock is up by a considerable 21% over the past three months. Given that the market rewards strong financials in the long-term, we wonder if that is the case in this instance. Specifically, we decided to study Superior Gold’s ROE in this article.
Return on equity or ROE is a key measure used to assess how efficiently a company’s management is utilizing the company’s capital. In short, ROE shows the profit each dollar generates with respect to its shareholder investments.
How To Calculate Return On Equity?
The formula for ROE is:
Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders’ Equity
So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Superior Gold is:
22% = US$9.9m ÷ US$46m (Based on the trailing twelve months to December 2021).
The ‘return’ is the yearly profit. That means that for every CA$1 worth of shareholders’ equity, the company generated CA$0.22 in profit.
What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?
So far, we’ve learned that ROE is a measure of a company’s profitability. We now need to evaluate how much profit the company reinvests or “retains” for future growth which then gives us an idea about the growth potential of the company. Assuming everything else remains unchanged, the higher the ROE and profit retention, the higher the growth rate of a company compared to companies that don’t necessarily bear these characteristics.
Superior Gold’s Earnings Growth And 22% ROE
Superior Gold has a significantly high ROE. Second, a comparison with the average ROE reported by the industry of 14% also doesn’t go unnoticed by us. This likely paved the way for the modest 18% net income growth seen by Superior Gold over the past five years. growth
On comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that Superior Gold’s reported growth was lower than the industry growth of 25% in the same period, which is not something we like to see.
Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. What investors need to determine next is if the expected earnings growth, or the lack of it, is already built into the share price. Doing so will help them establish if the stock’s future looks promising or ominous. One good indicator of expected earnings growth is the P/E ratio which determines the price the market is willing to pay for a stock based on its earnings prospects. So, you may want to check if Superior Gold is trading on a high P/E or a low P/E, relative to its industry.
Is Superior Gold Efficiently Re-investing Its Profits?
Superior Gold 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 decent earnings growth number that we discussed above.
Overall, we are quite pleased with Superior Gold’s performance. Particularly, we like that the company is reinvesting heavily into its business, and at a high rate of return. As a result, the decent growth in its earnings is not surprising. That being so, the latest analyst forecasts show that the company will continue to see an expansion in its earnings.