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PSS World Medical, Inc. (NAS:PSSI)
Asset Turnover
0.35 (As of Sep. 2012)

Asset Turnover measures how quickly a company turns over its asset through sales. It is calculated as Revenue divided by Total Assets. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Revenue for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $421 Mil. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Total Assets for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was $1,212 Mil. Therefore, PSS World Medical, Inc.'s asset turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 0.35.

Asset Turnover is linked to Return on Equity (ROE) through Du Pont Formula. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s annualized Return on Equity (ROE) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 7.49%. It is also linked to Return on Assets (ROA) through Du Pont Formula. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s annualized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 2.52%.


Definition

Asset Turnover measures how quickly a company turns over its asset through sales.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Asset Turnover for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2012 is calculated as

Asset Turnover=Sales (A: Mar. 2012 )/Total Assets (A: Mar. 2012 )
=Revenue/Total Assets
=2102.002/1155.97
=1.82

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Asset Turnover for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as

Asset Turnover=Sales (Q: Sep. 2012 )/Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2012 )
=Revenue/Total Assets
=420.798/1211.969
=0.35

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

Companies with low profit margins tend to have high asset turnover, while those with high profit margins have low asset turnover. Companies in the retail industry tend to have a very high turnover ratio.


Explanation

Asset Turnover is linked to Return on Equity (ROE) through Du Pont Formula.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s annulized Return on Equity (ROE) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is

Return on Equity (ROE)
=Net Income/Total Shareholder Equity
=30.54/407.6
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)*(Total Assets / Total Shareholder Equity)
=(30.54 / 420.798)*(420.798 / 1211.969)*(1211.969 / 407.6)
=Net Profit Margin*Asset Turnover*Leverage Ratio
=0.0726*0.3472*2.9734
=Return on Assets*Leverage Ratio
=2.52 %*2.9734
=7.49 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is two times the semi-annual (Sep. 2012) net income data.

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

It is also linked to Return on Assets (ROA) through Du Pont Formula:

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s annulized Return on Assets (ROA) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is

Return on Assets (ROA)
=Net Income/Total Assets
=30.54/1211.969
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(30.54 / 420.798)*(420.798 / 1211.969)
=Net Profit Margin*Asset Turnover
=0.0726*0.3472
=2.52 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is two times the semi-annual (Sep. 2012) net income data.

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


Be Aware

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.

Therefore, it is a good sign if a company's asset turnover is consistent or even increases. If a company's asset grows faster than sales, its asset turnover will decline, which can be a warning sign.


Related Terms

Revenue, Total Assets, Return on Equity, Return on Assets


Historical Data

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

PSS World Medical, Inc. Annual Data

Mar03Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12
turnover 2.502.302.282.202.252.282.242.362.141.82

PSS World Medical, Inc. Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
turnover 0.550.570.550.580.540.540.510.470.340.35
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