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Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) ROA %

: 1.52% (As of Sep. 2023)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Capital One Financial's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 was $7,160 Mil. Capital One Financial's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 was $469,618 Mil. Therefore, Capital One Financial's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 was 1.52%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Capital One Financial's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

COF' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.55   Med: 1.4   Max: 2.9
Current: 1.04

During the past 13 years, Capital One Financial's highest ROA % was 2.90%. The lowest was 0.55%. And the median was 1.40%.

COF's ROA % is ranked worse than
60.37% of 545 companies
in the Credit Services industry
Industry Median: 1.95 vs COF: 1.04

Capital One Financial ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Capital One Financial's ROA % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Capital One Financial Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.45 0.67 2.90 1.66 1.05

Capital One Financial Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.10 0.83 1.22 1.52 0.59

Competitive Comparison

For the Credit Services subindustry, Capital One Financial's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


Capital One Financial ROA % Distribution

For the Credit Services industry and Financial Services sector, Capital One Financial's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Capital One Financial's ROA % falls into.



Capital One Financial ROA % Calculation

Capital One Financial's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2021 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2022 ))/ count )
=7360/( (432381+455249)/ 2 )
=7360/443815
=1.66 %

Capital One Financial's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2023 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Sep. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2023 )+Total Assets (Q: Sep. 2023 ))/ count )
=7160/( (467800+471435)/ 2 )
=7160/469617.5
=1.52 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2023) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Capital One Financial  (NYSE:COF) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Sep. 2023 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=7160/469617.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(7160 / 37464)*(37464 / 469617.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=19.11 %*0.0798
=1.52 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2023) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2023) revenue data.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % is calculated with only 12 months data. Fluctuations in the company's earnings or business cycles can affect the ratio drastically. It is important to look at the ratio from a long term perspective. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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Capital One Financial (NYSE:COF) Business Description

Address
1680 Capital One Drive, McLean, VA, USA, 22102
Capital One is a diversified financial services holding company headquartered in McLean, Virginia. Originally a spinoff of Signet Financial's credit card division in 1994, the company is now primarily involved in credit card lending, auto loans, and commercial lending.
Executives
Laprade,iii Frank G. officer: Chief Enterprise Srvcs Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Robert M. Alexander officer: Chief Information Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Ann F Hackett director
Richard D Fairbank director, officer: Chairman, CEO and President 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kara West officer: Chief Audit Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kevin S. Borgmann officer: Chief Risk Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Mark Daniel Mouadeb officer: President, U.S. Card 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Neal Blinde officer: EC, Commercial Banking 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Timothy P Golden officer: Controller 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Michael Zamsky officer: Chief Consumer Credit Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Ravi Raghu officer: Pres, Software, Intl & Sm Bus 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Sheldon Hall officer: Chief Risk Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Kaitlin Haggerty officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102
Peter E Raskind director NATIONAL CITY CORP, 1900 EAST NINTH STREET, CLEVELAND OH 44114-3484
Matthew W Cooper officer: General Counsel 1680 CAPITAL ONE DRIVE, MCLEAN VA 22102