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Foot Locker ROA %

: 8.12% (As of Jan. 2020)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Foot Locker's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2020 was $536 Mil. Foot Locker's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jan. 2020 was $6,605 Mil. Therefore, Foot Locker's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2020 was 8.12%.

NYSE:FL' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.92   Med: 12.45   Max: 17.44
Current: 8

5.92
17.44

During the past 13 years, Foot Locker's highest ROA % was 17.44%. The lowest was 5.92%. And the median was 12.45%.

NYSE:FL's ROA % is ranked higher than
86% of the 1056 Companies
in the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. NYSE:FL: 8.00 )

Foot Locker ROA % Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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Foot Locker Annual Data
Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20
ROA % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.72 17.44 7.28 13.91 9.43

Foot Locker Quarterly Data
Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20
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 16.85 12.80 3.52 7.50 8.12

Competitive Comparison
* 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.


Foot Locker ROA % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Foot Locker's ROA % falls into.



Foot Locker ROA % Calculation

Foot Locker's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Jan. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Jan. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Jan. 2020 ))/ count )
=491/( (3820+6589)/ 2 )
=491/5204.5
=9.43 %

Foot Locker's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Jan. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Oct. 2019 )+Total Assets (Q: Jan. 2020 ))/ count )
=536/( (6621+6589)/ 2 )
=536/6605
=8.12 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 (Jan. 2020) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


Foot Locker  (NYSE:FL) 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: {Q1})
=Net Income/Total Assets
=536/6605
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(536 / 8884)*(8884 / 6605)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=6.03 %*1.345
=8.12 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jan. 2020) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Jan. 2020) revenue data.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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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