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Return on Capital (ROC)

Difficulty: Advanced

Return on capital (ROC) is after tax rate of return on net business assets. ROIC is unaffected by changes in interest rates or company's debt and equity structure. It measures business productivity performance.

Return on Invested Capital (ROIC)

Costco Wholesale Corp., ROIC calculation

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Sep 3, 2017 Aug 28, 2016 Aug 30, 2015 Aug 31, 2014 Sep 1, 2013 Sep 2, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net operating profit after taxes (NOPAT)1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Invested capital2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
ROIC3 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%

Source: Based on data from Costco Wholesale Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 NOPAT. See Details »

2 Invested capital. See Details »

3 ROIC = 100 × NOPAT ÷ Invested capital
= 100 × hidden ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
ROIC A measure of the periodic, after tax, cash-on-cash yield earned in the business. Costco Wholesale Corp.'s ROIC improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.