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Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH)
Total Assets
\$545 Mil (As of Oct. 2012)

Spartech Corporation's total assets for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was \$545 Mil.

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets (ROA). Spartech Corporation's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was -0.49%. Total Assets is also linked to revenue through asset turnover. Spartech Corporation's asset turnover for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 was 0.53.

Definition

Total assets are all the assets a company owns.

From the capital sources of the assets, some of the assets are funded through shareholders paid in capital and retained earnings of the business. Others are funded through borrowed money.

Spartech Corporation's Total Assets for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

 Total Assets = Total Current Assets + Total Long Term Assets = Total Current Assets + (Net PPE + Intangibles + Other Long-Term Assets) = 284.226 + (197.373 + 58.648 + 4.386) = 545

 Total Assets = Total Shareholders Equity (A: Oct. 2012 ) + Total Liabilities (A: Oct. 2012 ) = 179.985 + 364.648 = 545

Spartech Corporation's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

 Total Assets = Total Current Assets + Total Long Term Assets = Total Current Assets + (Net PPE + Intangibles + Other Long-Term Assets) = 284.226 + (197.373 + 58.648 + 4.386) = 545

 Total Assets = Total Shareholders Equity (Q: Oct. 2012 ) + Total Liabilities (Q: Oct. 2012 ) = 179.985 + 364.648 = 545

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Explanation

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets.

Spartech Corporation's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 is

 ROA = Net Income (Q: Oct. 2012 ) / ( (Total Assets (Q: Jul. 2012 ) + Total Assets (Q: Oct. 2012 )) / 2 ) = -2.652 / ( (537.142 + 544.633) / 2 ) = -2.652 / 540.8875 = -0.49 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Oct. 2012) net income data.

In the article Joining The Dark Side: Pirates, Spies and Short Sellers, James Montier reported that In their US sample covering the period 1968-2003, Cooper et al find that firms with low asset growth outperformed firms with high asset growth by an astounding 20% p.a. equally weighted. Even when controlling for market, size and style, low asset growth firms outperformed high asset growth firms by 13% p.a. Therefore a company with fast asset growth may underperform.

Total Assets is linked to total revenue through Asset Turnover.

Spartech Corporation's Asset Turnover for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 is

 Asset Turnover = Sales / Average Total Assets = Revenue (Q: Oct. 2012 ) / ( (Total Assets (Q: Jul. 2012 ) + Total Assets (Q: Oct. 2012 )) / 2 ) = 286.804 / ( (537.142 + 544.633) / 2 ) = 286.804 / 540.8875 = 0.53

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Therefore, if a company grows its assets faster than its sales, the asset turnover will decline. This might be a warning sign for the business.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Spartech Corporation Annual Data

 Oct03 Oct04 Oct05 Oct06 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 Total Assets 916 1,150 1,074 1,042 1,111 762 654 577 550 545

Spartech Corporation Quarterly Data

 Jul10 Oct10 Jan11 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Total Assets 637 577 574 597 592 550 544 561 537 545
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