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Safeway Inc (NYSE:SWY)
Total Assets
\$12,801 Mil (As of Sep. 2014)

Safeway Inc's total assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was \$12,801 Mil.

Total Assets is connected with Return on Assets (ROA). Safeway Inc's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.29%. Total Assets is also linked to revenue through asset turnover. Safeway Inc's asset turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.63.

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.

Safeway 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) = 8463.7 + (7537.5 + 464.5 + 557.7) = 17,023

 Total Assets = Total Shareholders Equity (A: Dec. 2013 ) + Total Liabilities (A: Dec. 2013 ) = 5819.5 + 11400 = 17,220

Safeway Inc's Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Total Assets = Total Current Assets + Total Long Term Assets = Total Current Assets + (Net PPE + Intangibles + Other Long-Term Assets) = 4539.1 + (7308.8 + 330.9 + 415.8) = 12,595

 Total Assets = Total Shareholders Equity (Q: Sep. 2014 ) + Total Liabilities (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = 5547.6 + 7253.2 = 12,801

* 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.

Safeway Inc's annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

 ROA = Net Income (Q: Sep. 2014 ) / ( (Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2014 ) + Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2014 )) / 2 ) = 38 / ( (13708.6 + 12800.8) / 2 ) = 38 / 13254.7 = 0.29 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2014) 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.

Safeway Inc's Asset Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is

 Asset Turnover = Sales / Average Total Assets = Revenue (Q: Sep. 2014 ) / ( (Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2014 ) + Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2014 )) / 2 ) = 8307.9 / ( (13708.6 + 12800.8) / 2 ) = 8307.9 / 13254.7 = 0.63

* 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.

Safeway Inc Annual Data

 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Total Assets 15,377 15,757 16,274 17,651 17,485 14,964 15,148 15,074 14,657 17,220

Safeway Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Total Assets 14,871 14,500 14,657 14,443 14,555 14,408 17,220 15,024 13,709 12,801
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