Finding a business that has the potential to grow substantially is not easy, but it is possible if we look at a few key financial metrics. Typically, we’ll want to notice a trend of growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and alongside that, an expanding base of capital employed. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it’s a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. So when we looked at the ROCE trend of Vardhman Textiles (NSE:VTL) we really liked what we saw.
Understanding Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)
For those who don’t know, ROCE is a measure of a company’s yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business. To calculate this metric for Vardhman Textiles, this is the formula:
Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets – Current Liabilities)
0.22 = ₹20b ÷ (₹110b – ₹19b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2022).
So, Vardhman Textiles has an ROCE of 22%. That’s a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 14% earned by companies in a similar industry.
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Above you can see how the current ROCE for Vardhman Textiles compares to its prior returns on capital, but there’s only so much you can tell from the past. If you’d like, you can check out the forecasts from the analysts covering Vardhman Textiles here for free.
The Trend Of ROCE
Investors would be pleased with what’s happening at Vardhman Textiles. Over the last five years, returns on capital employed have risen substantially to 22%. The company is effectively making more money per dollar of capital used, and it’s worth noting that the amount of capital has increased too, by 67%. This can indicate that there’s plenty of opportunities to invest capital internally and at ever higher rates, a combination that’s common among multi-baggers.
In another part of our analysis, we noticed that the company’s ratio of current liabilities to total assets decreased to 18%, which broadly means the business is relying less on its suppliers or short-term creditors to fund its operations. Therefore we can rest assured that the growth in ROCE is a result of the business’ fundamental improvements, rather than a cooking class featuring this company’s books.
Our Take On Vardhman Textiles’ ROCE
To sum it up, Vardhman Textiles has proven it can reinvest in the business and generate higher returns on that capital employed, which is terrific. And investors seem to expect more of this going forward, since the stock has rewarded shareholders with a 58% return over the last five years. Therefore, we think it would be worth your time to check if these trends are going to continue.
One more thing, we’ve spotted 1 warning sign facing Vardhman Textiles that you might find interesting.
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