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Here's What's Concerning About Young's Brewery's (LON:YNGA) Returns On Capital

To find a multi-bagger stock, what are the underlying trends we should look for in a business? One common approach is to try and find a company with returns on capital employed (ROCE) that are increasing, in conjunction with a growing amount of capital employed. This shows us that it's a compounding machine, able to continually reinvest its earnings back into the business and generate higher returns. However, after briefly looking over the numbers, we don't think Young's Brewery (LON:YNGA) has the makings of a multi-bagger going forward, but let's have a look at why that may be.

Return On Capital Employed (ROCE): What is it?

If you haven't worked with ROCE before, it measures the 'return' (pre-tax profit) a company generates from capital employed in its business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for Young's Brewery:

Return on Capital Employed = Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT) ÷ (Total Assets - Current Liabilities)

0.042 = UK£41m ÷ (UK£1.1b - UK£79m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2022).

Therefore, Young's Brewery has an ROCE of 4.2%. On its own that's a low return on capital but it's in line with the industry's average returns of 4.0%.

View our latest analysis for Young's Brewery

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Above you can see how the current ROCE for Young's Brewery compares to its prior returns on capital, but there's only so much you can tell from the past. If you'd like to see what analysts are forecasting going forward, you should check out our free report for Young's Brewery.

What Can We Tell From Young's Brewery's ROCE Trend?

In terms of Young's Brewery's historical ROCE movements, the trend isn't fantastic. To be more specific, ROCE has fallen from 6.8% over the last five years. Although, given both revenue and the amount of assets employed in the business have increased, it could suggest the company is investing in growth, and the extra capital has led to a short-term reduction in ROCE. If these investments prove successful, this can bode very well for long term stock performance.

The Key Takeaway

Even though returns on capital have fallen in the short term, we find it promising that revenue and capital employed have both increased for Young's Brewery. These trends don't appear to have influenced returns though, because the total return from the stock has been mostly flat over the last five years. So we think it'd be worthwhile to look further into this stock given the trends look encouraging.

Like most companies, Young's Brewery does come with some risks, and we've found 1 warning sign that you should be aware of.

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