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Forward Industries ROA %

: 5.40% (As of Jun. 2021)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Forward Industries's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.98 Mil. Forward Industries's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $18.07 Mil. Therefore, Forward Industries's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 5.40%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Forward Industries's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:FORD' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -48.94   Med: -7.42   Max: 8.52
Current: 2.7

-48.94
8.52

During the past 13 years, Forward Industries's highest ROA % was 8.52%. The lowest was -48.94%. And the median was -7.42%.

NAS:FORD's ROA % is ranked higher than
54% of the 1077 Companies
in the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 2.18 vs. NAS:FORD: 2.70 )

Forward Industries ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Forward Industries'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.

Forward Industries Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 4.82 4.53 8.52 -20.41 -10.01

Forward Industries Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 -4.94 -2.25 25.27 -18.66 5.40

Competitive Comparison

For the Footwear & Accessories subindustry, Forward Industries'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.

   

Forward Industries ROA % Distribution

For the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Forward Industries's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Forward Industries's ROA % falls into.



Forward Industries ROA % Calculation

Forward Industries's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Sep. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Sep. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Sep. 2020 ))/ count )
=-1.775/( (16.094+19.356)/ 2 )
=-1.775/17.725
=-10.01 %

Forward Industries's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2021 ))/ count )
=0.976/( (17.199+18.931)/ 2 )
=0.976/18.065
=5.40 %

* 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 (Jun. 2021) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Forward Industries  (NAS:FORD) 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: Jun. 2021 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=0.976/18.065
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(0.976 / 39.86)*(39.86 / 18.065)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=2.45 %*2.2065
=5.40 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2021) 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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Forward Industries Business Description

Forward Industries logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
700 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 100, Hauppauge, New York, NY, USA, 11788
Forward Industries Inc is a provider of carrying and protective solutions. It designs and distributes product protection for handheld electronic devices. Forward Industries sells soft-sided carrying cases for blood glucose diagnostic kits and portable consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers, notebooks, and Global Positioning System devices. It also offers bags, clips, hand straps, protective plates, and other accessories made of leather, nylon, vinyl, plastic, PVC, and other synthetic materials. It operates in two segments: distribution and design. The company sells its products globally and generates its revenue from the sale of protective solutions for diabetic products. It generates the majority of its revenue from the United States.
Executives
Maiman Mitchell officer: President of Subsidiary 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Terence Bernard Wise director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chief Executive Officer 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HWY, #100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Severino Paul Jean officer: COO of Subsidiary 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Camarda Anthony officer: Chief Financial Officer 700 VETERANS HWY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Shah Sangita director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 477 ROSEMARY AVE., STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Morgan Howard J director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 3110 MAIN STREET, SUITE 400 SANTA MONICA CA 90405
Ziglar James W director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: ZIGLAR JAMES W a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Matthews Douglas David officer: Sr VP/Chief Operating Officer 477 S. ROSEMARY AVE. SUITE 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Yu Jenny P. 10 percent owner 9255 DOHENY ROAD APT. 2905 WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90069
Frost James M director 477 S. ROSEMARY AVE., SUITE 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Fine N Scott director 600 3RD AVE NEW YORK NY 10016
Hrynkow Sharon director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 477 ROSEMARY AVE., STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Luetkemeyer Michael L. director 411 LANDMARK DRIVE WILMINGTON NC 28412
Matte Michael D officer: Chief Financial Officer PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: MATTE MICHAEL D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Freitag Eric director 477 ROSEMARY AVE. STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
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