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Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) Is Looking To Continue Growing Its Returns On Capital

If you're looking for a multi-bagger, there's a few things to 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. With that in mind, we've noticed some promising trends at Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) so let's look a bit deeper.

What Is Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)?

Just to clarify if you're unsure, ROCE is a metric for evaluating how much pre-tax income (in percentage terms) a company earns on the capital invested in its business. The formula for this calculation on Avis Budget Group is:

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

0.084 = US$2.6b ÷ (US$34b - US$3.1b) (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2024).

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Thus, Avis Budget Group has an ROCE of 8.4%. On its own, that's a low figure but it's around the 7.1% average generated by the Transportation industry.

Check out our latest analysis for Avis Budget Group

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In the above chart we have measured Avis Budget Group'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 analyst report for Avis Budget Group .

What The Trend Of ROCE Can Tell Us

Even though ROCE is still low in absolute terms, it's good to see it's heading in the right direction. The numbers show that in the last five years, the returns generated on capital employed have grown considerably to 8.4%. The amount of capital employed has increased too, by 48%. The increasing returns on a growing amount of capital is common amongst multi-baggers and that's why we're impressed.

In Conclusion...

In summary, it's great to see that Avis Budget Group can compound returns by consistently reinvesting capital at increasing rates of return, because these are some of the key ingredients of those highly sought after multi-baggers. And a remarkable 315% total return over the last five years tells us that investors are expecting more good things to come in the future. Therefore, we think it would be worth your time to check if these trends are going to continue.

If you want to know some of the risks facing Avis Budget Group we've found 4 warning signs (3 are concerning!) that you should be aware of before investing here.

While Avis Budget Group isn't earning the highest return, check out this free list of companies that are earning high returns on equity with solid balance sheets.

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