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Do Its Financials Have Any Role To Play In Driving Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A.'s (NYSE:BVN) Stock Up Recently?

Most readers would already be aware that Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA's (NYSE:BVN) stock increased significantly by 7.9% over the past month. We wonder if and what role the company's financials play in that price change as a company's long-term fundamentals usually dictate market outcomes. In this article, we decided to focus on Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA's ROE.

ROE or return on equity is a useful tool to assess how effectively a company can generate returns on the investment it received from its shareholders. Put another way, it reveals the company's success at turning shareholder investments into profits.

View our latest analysis for Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA

How Is ROE Calculated?

The formula for ROE is:


Return on Equity = Net Profit (from continuing operations) ÷ Shareholders' Equity

So, based on the above formula, the ROE for Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA is:

1.1% = US$34m ÷ US$3.2b (Based on the trailing twelve months to March 2024).

The 'return' is the profit over the last twelve months. One way to conceptualize this is that for each $1 of shareholders' capital it has, the company made $0.01 in profit.

What Is The Relationship Between ROE And Earnings Growth?

So far, we've learned that ROE is a measure of a company's profitability. 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. Assuming all else is equal, companies that have both a higher return on equity and higher profit retention are usually the ones that have a higher growth rate when compared to companies that don't have the same features.

A Side By Side comparison of Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA's Earnings Growth And 1.1% ROE

It is quite clear that Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA's ROE is rather low. Not just that, even compared to the industry average of 10%, the company's ROE is entirely unremarkable. In spite of this, Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA was able to grow its net income considerably, at a rate of 41% in the last five years. Therefore, there could be other reasons behind this growth. For instance, the company has a low payout ratio or is being managed efficiently.

We then compared Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA's net income growth with the industry and we're pleased to see that the company's growth figure is higher when compared with the industry which has a growth rate of 25% in the same 5-year period.


Earnings growth is an important metric to consider when valuing a stock. The investor should try to establish if the expected growth or decline in earnings, whichever the case may be, is priced in. This then helps them determine if the stock is placed for a bright or bleak future. Is Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA fairly valued compared to other companies? These 3 valuation measures might help you decide.

Is Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA Using Its Retained Earnings Effectively?

Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA's three-year median payout ratio to shareholders is 15%, which is quite low. This implies that the company is retaining 85% of its profits. This suggests that the management is reinvesting most of the profits to grow the business as evidenced by the growth seen by the company.

Additionally, Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA has paid dividends over a period of at least ten years which means that the company is pretty serious about sharing its profits with shareholders. Based on the latest analysts' estimates, we found that the company's future payout ratio over the next three years is expected to hold steady at 18%. Regardless, the future ROE for Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA is predicted to rise to 7.7% despite there being not much change expected in its payout ratio.


In total, it does look like Compañía de Minas BuenaventuraA has some positive aspects to its business. Despite its low rate of return, the fact that the company reinvests a very high portion of its profits into its business, no doubt contributed to its high earnings growth. The latest industry analyst forecasts show that the company is expected to maintain its current growth rate. To know more about the latest analysts predictions for the company, check out this visualization of analyst forecasts for the company.

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