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Boston Scientific ROA %

: 3.22% (As of Jun. 2022)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Boston Scientific's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $1,040 Mil. Boston Scientific's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was $32,263 Mil. Therefore, Boston Scientific's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 3.22%.

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

BSX' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -21.16   Med: 0.15   Max: 18.23
Current: 2.77

During the past 13 years, Boston Scientific's highest ROA % was 18.23%. The lowest was -21.16%. And the median was 0.15%.

BSX's ROA % is ranked better than
57.58% of 851 companies
in the Medical Devices & Instruments industry
Industry Median: -1.01 vs BSX: 2.77

Boston Scientific ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Boston Scientific'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.

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Boston Scientific Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.56 8.35 18.23 -0.27 3.30

Boston Scientific Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 2.40 5.32 1.19 1.36 3.22

Competitive Comparison

For the Medical Devices subindustry, Boston Scientific'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.

   

Boston Scientific ROA % Distribution

For the Medical Devices & Instruments industry and Healthcare sector, Boston Scientific's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Boston Scientific's ROA % falls into.



Boston Scientific ROA % Calculation

Boston Scientific's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2021 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=1041/( (30777+32229)/ 2 )
=1041/31503
=3.30 %

Boston Scientific's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 )+Total Assets (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=1040/( (32337+32189)/ 2 )
=1040/32263
=3.22 %

* 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. 2022) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Boston Scientific  (NYSE:BSX) 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. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=1040/32263
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(1040 / 12976)*(12976 / 32263)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=8.01 %*0.4022
=3.22 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) 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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Boston Scientific Business Description

Boston Scientific logo
Address
300 Boston Scientific Way, Marlborough, MA, USA, 01752-1234
Boston Scientific produces less invasive medical devices that are inserted into the human body through small openings or cuts. It manufactures products for use in angioplasty, blood clot filtration, cardiac rhythm management, catheter-directed ultrasound imaging, structural heart disease, upper gastrointestinal tract diagnostics, interventional oncology, and treatment of incontinence. The firm markets its devices to healthcare professionals and institutions globally. Foreign sales account for nearly half of the firm's total sales.
Executives
Wichmann David S director UNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC 9900 BREN RD E MINNETONKA MN 55343
Brown Vance R officer: SVP, GC and Corp. Secretary C/O BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
Olson Scott officer: SVP & Pres, Rhythm Management C/O BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
Scanlon Meghan officer: SVP,Pres,Urology Pelvic Health C/O BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
Monson Jonathan officer: VP, Corp Controller and CAO C/O BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
Fujimori Yoshiaki director 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
James Donna director ONE MIRANOVA PLACE SUITE 1040 COLUMBUS OH 43215
Zane Ellen M director C/O TUFTS-NEW ENGLAND MEDICAL CENTER 750 WASHINGTON STREET, TUFTS-NEMC #451 BOSTON MA 02111
Sununu John E director C/O BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
Connors Nelda J director BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752-1234
Ludwig Edward J director C/O BECTON DICKERSON & CO 1 BECTON DR FRANKLIN LAKES NJ 07417
Roux David J director C/O BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
Dockendorff Charles J director COVIDIEN LTD. 15 HAMPSHIRE STREET MANSFIELD MA 02048
Macmillan Stephen P director 250 CAMPUS DRIVE MARLBOROUGH MA 01752
Wang Xin Warren officer: SVP and Pres, Asia Pacific C/O BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION 300 BOSTON SCIENTIFIC WAY MARLBOROUGH MA 01752

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