It is hard to get excited after looking at MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ (NASDAQ:MTSI) recent performance, when its stock has declined 11% over the past week. However, stock prices are usually driven by a company’s financial performance over the long term, which in this case looks quite promising. Specifically, we decided to study MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ ROE in this article.
Return on Equity or ROE is a test of how effectively a company is growing its value and managing investors’ money. Put another way, it reveals the company’s success at turning shareholder investments into profits.
Our analysis indicates that MTSI is potentially undervalued!
How Is ROE Calculated?
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 MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings is:
37% = US$218m ÷ US$596m (Based on the trailing twelve months to July 2022).
The ‘return’ is the income the business earned over the last year. One way to conceptualize this is that for each $1 of shareholders’ capital it has, the company made $0.37 in profit.
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. Generally speaking, other things being equal, firms with a high return on equity and profit retention, have a higher growth rate than firms that don’t share these attributes.
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ Earnings Growth And 37% ROE
First thing first, we like that MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings has an impressive ROE. Second, a comparison with the average ROE reported by the industry of 19% also doesn’t go unnoticed by us. So, the substantial 43% net income growth seen by MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings over the past five years isn’t overly surprising.
Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 26% in the same period, which is great to see.
Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. It’s important for an investor to know whether the market has priced in the company’s expected earnings growth (or decline). By doing so, they will have an idea if the stock is headed into clear blue waters or if swampy waters await. Is MTSI fairly valued? This infographic on the company’s intrinsic value has everything you need to know.
Is MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?
Given that MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings doesn’t pay any dividend to its shareholders, we infer that the company has been reinvesting all of its profits to grow its business.
Overall, we are quite pleased with MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ performance. In particular, it’s great to see that the company is investing heavily into its business and along with a high rate of return, that has resulted in a sizeable 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. Are these analysts expectations based on the broad expectations for the industry, or on the company’s fundamentals? Click here to be taken to our analyst’s forecasts page for the company.
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