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Return on Capital (ROC)

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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)

Lockheed Martin Corp., ROIC calculation

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net operating profit after taxes (NOPAT)1 5,426  5,706  3,915  3,485  3,430 
Invested capital2 24,942  21,063  19,892  22,569  14,960 
Ratio
ROIC3 21.76% 27.09% 19.68% 15.44% 22.93%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-06), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-09).

2018 Calculations

1 NOPAT. See Details »

2 Invested capital. See Details »

3 ROIC = 100 × NOPAT ÷ Invested capital
= 100 × 5,426 ÷ 24,942 = 21.76%

Ratio Description The company
ROIC A measure of the periodic, after tax, cash-on-cash yield earned in the business. Lockheed Martin Corp.’s ROIC improved from 2016 to 2017 but then slightly deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 not reaching 2016 level.