# Are Strong Financial Prospects The Force That Is Driving The Momentum In J.S.B.Co.,Ltd.'s TSE:3480) Stock?

Simply Wall St · 08/30 21:05

Most readers would already be aware that J.S.B.Co.Ltd's (TSE:3480) stock increased significantly by 11% 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. In this article, we decided to focus on J.S.B.Co.Ltd's ROE.

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.

Check out our latest analysis for J.S.B.Co.Ltd

## 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 J.S.B.Co.Ltd is:

20% = JP¥7.4b ÷ JP¥37b (Based on the trailing twelve months to April 2024).

The 'return' refers to a company's earnings over the last year. So, this means that for every ¥1 of its shareholder's investments, the company generates a profit of ¥0.20.

## What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

We have already established that ROE serves as an efficient profit-generating gauge for a company's future earnings. 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. Assuming all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.

## A Side By Side comparison of J.S.B.Co.Ltd's Earnings Growth And 20% ROE

To start with, J.S.B.Co.Ltd's ROE looks acceptable. On comparing with the average industry ROE of 11% the company's ROE looks pretty remarkable. This probably laid the ground for J.S.B.Co.Ltd's significant 22% net income growth seen over the past five years. We believe that there might also be other aspects that are positively influencing the company's earnings growth. For instance, the company has a low payout ratio or is being managed efficiently.

Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that J.S.B.Co.Ltd's growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 7.5% in the same period, which is great to see.

Earnings growth is a huge factor in stock valuation. 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. If you're wondering about J.S.B.Co.Ltd's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.

## Is J.S.B.Co.Ltd Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

J.S.B.Co.Ltd's ' three-year median payout ratio is on the lower side at 8.9% implying that it is retaining a higher percentage (91%) of its profits. So it looks like J.S.B.Co.Ltd is reinvesting profits heavily to grow its business, which shows in its earnings growth.

Moreover, J.S.B.Co.Ltd is determined to keep sharing its profits with shareholders which we infer from its long history of seven years of paying a dividend.

## Conclusion

Overall, we are quite pleased with J.S.B.Co.Ltd's performance. Specifically, we like that the company is reinvesting a huge chunk of its profits at a high rate of return. This of course has caused the company to see substantial growth in its earnings. Having said that, on studying current analyst estimates, we were concerned to see that while the company has grown its earnings in the past, analysts expect its earnings to shrink in the future. To know more about the company's future earnings growth forecasts take a look at this free report on analyst forecasts for the company to find out more.