# Are Strong Financial Prospects The Force That Is Driving The Momentum In King Yuan Electronics Co., Ltd.'s TWSE:2449) Stock?

Simply Wall St · 09/01 00:54

Most readers would already be aware that King Yuan Electronics' (TWSE:2449) stock increased significantly by 37% over the past three months. 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 King Yuan Electronics' 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.

See our latest analysis for King Yuan Electronics

## How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?

ROE 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 King Yuan Electronics is:

15% = NT\$6.2b ÷ NT\$41b (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2024).

The 'return' is the yearly profit. One way to conceptualize this is that for each NT\$1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made NT\$0.15 in profit.

## What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. Depending on how much of these profits the company reinvests or "retains", and how effectively it does so, we are then able to assess a company’s earnings growth potential. 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.

## King Yuan Electronics' Earnings Growth And 15% ROE

At first glance, King Yuan Electronics seems to have a decent ROE. Especially when compared to the industry average of 10% the company's ROE looks pretty impressive. This certainly adds some context to King Yuan Electronics' decent 16% net income growth seen over the past five years.

As a next step, we compared King Yuan Electronics' 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 12%.

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). Doing so will help them establish if the stock's future looks promising or ominous. Is King Yuan Electronics fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

## Is King Yuan Electronics Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

King Yuan Electronics has a significant three-year median payout ratio of 66%, meaning that it is left with only 34% to reinvest into its business. This implies that the company has been able to achieve decent earnings growth despite returning most of its profits to shareholders.

Besides, King Yuan Electronics has been paying dividends for at least ten years or more. This shows that the company is committed to sharing profits with its shareholders. Based on the latest analysts' estimates, we found that the company's future payout ratio over the next three years is expected to hold steady at 76%. However, King Yuan Electronics' ROE is predicted to rise to 19% despite there being no anticipated change in its payout ratio.

## Conclusion

Overall, we are quite pleased with King Yuan Electronics' performance. We are particularly impressed by the considerable earnings growth posted by the company, which was likely backed by its high ROE. While the company is paying out most of its earnings as dividends, it has been able to grow its earnings in spite of it, so that's probably a good sign. On studying current analyst estimates, we found that analysts expect the company to continue its recent growth streak. To know more about the latest analysts predictions for the company, check out this visualization of analyst forecasts for the company.