Shareholders Are Optimistic That NVR (NYSE:NVR) Will Multiply In Value

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 NVR, Inc. NVR 8506.24 +0.96%

If you're not sure where to start when looking for the next multi-bagger, there are a few key trends you should keep an eye out for. Amongst other things, we'll want to see two things; firstly, a growing return on capital employed (ROCE) and secondly, an expansion in the company's amount of capital employed. Ultimately, this demonstrates that it's a business that is reinvesting profits at increasing rates of return. Ergo, when we looked at the ROCE trends at NVR (NYSE:NVR), we liked what we saw.

## What Is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

For those who don't know, ROCE is a measure of a company's yearly pre-tax profit (its return), relative to the capital employed in the business. The formula for this calculation on NVR is:

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

0.35 = US\$2.0b ÷ (US\$6.5b - US\$813m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2024).

Thus, NVR has an ROCE of 35%. That's a fantastic return and not only that, it outpaces the average of 15% earned by companies in a similar industry.

Above you can see how the current ROCE for NVR compares to its prior returns on capital, but there's only so much you can tell from the past. If you'd like, you can check out the forecasts from the analysts covering NVR for free.

## How Are Returns Trending?

NVR deserves to be commended in regards to it's returns. The company has employed 112% more capital in the last five years, and the returns on that capital have remained stable at 35%. Now considering ROCE is an attractive 35%, 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.

## What We Can Learn From NVR's ROCE

In the end, the company has proven it can reinvest it's capital at high rates of returns, which you'll remember is a trait of a multi-bagger. And the stock has done incredibly well with a 125% return over the last five years, so long term investors are no doubt ecstatic with that result. So even though the stock might be more "expensive" than it was before, we think the strong fundamentals warrant this stock for further research.

NVR does come with some risks though, we found 2 warning signs in our investment analysis, and 1 of those is significant...

NVR is not the only stock earning high returns. If you'd like to see more, check out our free list of companies earning high returns on equity with solid fundamentals.