Shareholders Would Enjoy A Repeat Of Installed Building Products' (NYSE:IBP) Recent Growth In Returns

Installed Building Products, Inc. -0.86%

Installed Building Products, Inc.

IBP

240.76

-0.86%

Did you know there are some financial metrics that can provide clues of a potential multi-bagger? 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. 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 looked at the ROCE trend of Installed Building Products (NYSE:IBP) we really liked what we saw.

What Is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

For those that aren't sure what ROCE is, it measures the amount of pre-tax profits a company can generate from the capital employed in its business. Analysts use this formula to calculate it for Installed Building Products:

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

0.23 = US$362m ÷ (US$1.9b - US$325m) (Based on the trailing twelve months to September 2023).

Therefore, Installed Building Products has an ROCE of 23%. In absolute terms that's a great return and it's even better than the Consumer Durables industry average of 14%.

Check out our latest analysis for Installed Building Products

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NYSE:IBP Return on Capital Employed December 30th 2023

In the above chart we have measured Installed Building Products' 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 Installed Building Products.

How Are Returns Trending?

We like the trends that we're seeing from Installed Building Products. Over the last five years, returns on capital employed have risen substantially to 23%. The amount of capital employed has increased too, by 133%. The increasing returns on a growing amount of capital is common amongst multi-baggers and that's why we're impressed.

The Bottom Line

A company that is growing its returns on capital and can consistently reinvest in itself is a highly sought after trait, and that's what Installed Building Products has. And with the stock having performed exceptionally well over the last five years, these patterns are being accounted for by investors. Therefore, we think it would be worth your time to check if these trends are going to continue.

On a separate note, we've found 2 warning signs for Installed Building Products you'll probably want to know about.

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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