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Beam Inc (NYSE:BEAM)
Total Assets
\$8,585 Mil (As of Dec. 2013)

Beam Inc's total assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was \$8,585 Mil.

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets (ROA). Beam Inc's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 4.23%. Total Assets is also linked to revenue through asset turnover. Beam Inc's asset turnover for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.09.

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.

Beam Inc's Total Assets for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

 Total Assets = Total Current Assets + Total Long Term Assets = Total Current Assets + (Net PPE + Intangibles + Other Long-Term Assets) = 2890.1 + (815.7 + 4782.2 + 39.4) = 8,527

 Total Assets = Total Shareholders Equity (A: Dec. 2013 ) + Total Liabilities (A: Dec. 2013 ) = 5074.1 + 3510.6 = 8,585

Beam Inc's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

 Total Assets = Total Current Assets + Total Long Term Assets = Total Current Assets + (Net PPE + Intangibles + Other Long-Term Assets) = 2890.1 + (815.7 + 4782.2 + 39.4) = 8,527

 Total Assets = Total Shareholders Equity (Q: Dec. 2013 ) + Total Liabilities (Q: Dec. 2013 ) = 5074.1 + 3510.6 = 8,585

* 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.

Beam Inc's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

 ROA = Net Income (Q: Dec. 2013 ) / ( (Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2013 ) + Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2013 )) / 2 ) = 361.2 / ( (8510 + 8584.7) / 2 ) = 361.2 / 8547.35 = 4.23 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2013) 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.

Beam Inc's Asset Turnover for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is

 Asset Turnover = Sales / Average Total Assets = Revenue (Q: Dec. 2013 ) / ( (Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2013 ) + Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2013 )) / 2 ) = 739.5 / ( (8510 + 8584.7) / 2 ) = 739.5 / 8547.35 = 0.09

* 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.

Beam Inc Annual Data

 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Total Assets 7,884 13,202 14,668 13,957 12,092 12,371 12,675 7,492 8,676 8,585

Beam Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Total Assets 11,575 7,492 7,639 8,200 8,405 8,676 8,261 8,564 8,510 8,585
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