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Moody's ROA %

: 18.43% (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. Moody's's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $2,308 Mil. Moody's's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was $12,526 Mil. Therefore, Moody's's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 18.43%.

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

NYSE:MCO' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 5.11   Med: 17.47   Max: 21.82
Current: 17.33

5.11
21.82

During the past 13 years, Moody's's highest ROA % was 21.82%. The lowest was 5.11%. And the median was 17.47%.

NYSE:MCO's ROA % is ranked higher than
94% of the 78 Companies
in the Capital Markets industry.

( Industry Median: 1.75 vs. NYSE:MCO: 17.33 )

Moody's ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Moody's'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.

Moody's Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROA %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5.11 14.38 14.46 14.37 15.68

Moody's 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 18.01 16.26 10.43 23.64 18.43

Competitive Comparison

For the Financial Data & Stock Exchanges subindustry, Moody's'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.

   

Moody's ROA % Distribution

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

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



Moody's ROA % Calculation

Moody's's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2020 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2019 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=1778/( (10265+12409)/ 2 )
=1778/11337
=15.68 %

Moody's'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 )
=2308/( (12500+12552)/ 2 )
=2308/12526
=18.43 %

* 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.


Moody's  (NYSE:MCO) 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
=2308/12526
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(2308 / 6212)*(6212 / 12526)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=37.15 %*0.4959
=18.43 %

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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Moody's Business Description

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Industry
Financial Services » Capital Markets NAICS : 523210 SIC : 7323
Address
7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY, USA, 10007
Moody's (along with S&P Ratings) is a leading provider of credit ratings on fixed income securities. Moody's ratings segment, known as Moody's Investors Service or MIS, includes corporates, structured finance, financial institutions, and public finance ratings. MIS represents a majority of the firm's revenue and profits. Moody's other segment is Moody's Analytics and consists of Research, Data, and Analytics or RD&A and Enterprise Risk Solutions or ERS. RD&A's products include credit research, quantitative credit scores, economic research, business intelligence, know your customer (KYC) tools, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and training services. ERS includes risk management software solutions to financial institutions.
Executives
Bermudez Jorge A. director CORPORATE LAW DEPT., CITIGROUP INC. 425 PARK AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10043
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