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Shareholders Are Optimistic That Nick Scali (ASX:NCK) Will Multiply In Value

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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. Ideally, a business will show two trends; firstly a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an increasing amount of capital employed. Basically this means that a company has profitable initiatives that it can continue to reinvest in, which is a trait of a compounding machine. So, when we ran our eye over Nick Scali's (ASX:NCK) trend of ROCE, we really liked what we saw.

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. The formula for this calculation on Nick Scali is:

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

0.41 = AU$122m ÷ (AU$437m - AU$136m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to June 2021).

So, Nick Scali has an ROCE of 41%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 20% earned by companies in a similar industry.

View our latest analysis for Nick Scali

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In the above chart we have measured Nick Scali's prior ROCE against its prior performance, but the future is arguably more important. If you'd like to see what analysts are forecasting going forward, you should check out our free report for Nick Scali.

So How Is Nick Scali's ROCE Trending?

We'd be pretty happy with returns on capital like Nick Scali. Over the past five years, ROCE has remained relatively flat at around 41% and the business has deployed 271% more capital into its operations. Now considering ROCE is an attractive 41%, this combination is actually pretty appealing because it means the business can consistently put money to work and generate these high returns. You'll see this when looking at well operated businesses or favorable business models.

The Key Takeaway

In summary, we're delighted to see that Nick Scali has been compounding returns by reinvesting at consistently high rates of return, as these are common traits of a multi-bagger. And the stock has done incredibly well with a 222% return over the last five years, so long term investors are no doubt ecstatic with that result. So while investors seem to be recognizing these promising trends, we still believe the stock deserves further research.

On a final note, we've found 1 warning sign for Nick Scali that we think you should be aware of.

If you'd like to see other companies earning high returns, check out our free list of companies earning high returns with solid balance sheets here.

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