Simply Wall St Reblog After reading Hilton Food Group plc’s latest earnings update , I found it beneficial to look back at how the company has performed in the past and compare this against the most recent numbers. As a long-term investor I tend to pay attention to earnings trend, rather than a single number at one point in time. I also like to compare against an industry benchmark to understand whether HFG has outperformed, or whether it is simply riding an industry wave. Let’s take a look at if it is solely a result of industry tailwinds, or if Hilton Food Group has seen some company-specific growth.
More In terms of returns from investment, Hilton Food Group has fallen short of achieving a 20% return on equity , recording 19% instead. However, its return on assets of 6.2% exceeds the GB Food industry of 5.4%, indicating Hilton Food Group has used its assets more efficiently. Though, its return on capital , which also accounts for Hilton Food Group’s debt level, has declined over the past 3 years from 28% to 14%. This correlates with an increase in debt holding, with debt-to-equity ratio rising from 49% to 62% over the past 5 years.
Hilton Food Group’s track record can be a valuable insight into its earnings performance, but it certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. This may not be consistent with full year annual report figures. We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.
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