Taylor Morrison Home Corporation's (NYSE:TMHC) Stock Is Going Strong: Is the Market Following Fundamentals?
Taylor Morrison Home's (NYSE:TMHC) stock is up by a considerable 29% over the past three months. Since the market usually pay for a company’s long-term fundamentals, we decided to study the company’s key performance indicators to see if they could be influencing the market. In this article, we decided to focus on Taylor Morrison Home's ROE.
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.
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How Do You Calculate Return On Equity?
The formula for ROE is:
Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity
So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Taylor Morrison Home is:
24% = US$1.1b ÷ US$4.4b (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 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 $0.24 in profit.
What Has ROE Got To Do With Earnings Growth?
Thus far, we have learned that ROE measures how efficiently a company is generating its profits. 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.
Taylor Morrison Home's Earnings Growth And 24% ROE
First thing first, we like that Taylor Morrison Home has an impressive ROE. Even when compared to the industry average of 23% the company's ROE is pretty decent. Therefore, it might not be wrong to say that the impressive five year 43% net income growth seen by Taylor Morrison Home was probably achieved as a result of the high ROE.
Next, on comparing with the industry net income growth, we found that Taylor Morrison Home's growth is quite high when compared to the industry average growth of 31% in the same period, which is great to see.
The basis for attaching value to a company is, to a great extent, tied to its earnings growth. 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. If you're wondering about Taylor Morrison Home's's valuation, check out this gauge of its price-to-earnings ratio, as compared to its industry.
Is Taylor Morrison Home Making Efficient Use Of Its Profits?
Given that Taylor Morrison Home 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 Taylor Morrison Home's 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. That being so, according to the latest industry analyst forecasts, the company's earnings are expected 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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