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Block ROA %

: -3.79% (As of Mar. 2022)
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ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. Block's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was $-817 Mil. Block's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was $21,527 Mil. Therefore, Block's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was -3.79%.

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

SQ' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -35.83   Med: -3.7   Max: 9.59
Current: -0.47

During the past 10 years, Block's highest ROA % was 9.59%. The lowest was -35.83%. And the median was -3.70%.

SQ's ROA % is ranked worse than
55.89% of 2718 companies
in the Software industry
Industry Median: 1.29 vs SQ: -0.47

Block ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Block'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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Block 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 -3.70 -1.41 9.59 2.96 1.40

Block Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
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 1.47 6.49 - -2.21 -3.79

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Infrastructure subindustry, Block'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.

   

Block ROA % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Block's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Block ROA % Calculation

Block'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 )
=166.284/( (9869.55+13925.764)/ 2 )
=166.284/11897.657
=1.40 %

Block's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2022 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2021 )+Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2022 ))/ count )
=-816.796/( (13925.764+29127.467)/ 2 )
=-816.796/21526.6155
=-3.79 %

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


Block  (NYSE:SQ) 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: Mar. 2022 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=-816.796/21526.6155
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(-816.796 / 15842.58)*(15842.58 / 21526.6155)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=-5.16 %*0.736
=-3.79 %

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

Block logo
Address
1455 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94103
Founded in 2009, Block provides payment acquiring services to merchants, along with related services. The company also launched Cash App, a person-to-person payment network. Block has operations in Canada, Japan, Australia, and the United Kingdom; about 5% of revenue is generated outside the U.S.
Executives
Rothstein Sharon director C/O YELP INC. 350 MISSION STREET, 10TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Carter Shawn Corey director C/O S. CARTER ENTERPRISES, LLC 1411 BROADWAY NEW YORK NY 10018
Walker Darren director PEPSICO, INC., 700 ANDERSON HILL ROAD PURCHASE NY 10577
Grassadonia Brian officer: Cash App Lead 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Meeker Mary G director 2750 SAND HILL ROAD MENLO PARK CA 94025
Brooks Amy director 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Ahuja Amrita officer: Chief Financial Officer 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Murphy Timothy Hugh officer: Interim CFO & Treasurer C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Daswani Mohit officer: Interim CFO & Treasurer C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Whiteley Sivan officer: Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Patterson Anna director C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Rao Naveen G director C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET, SUITE 600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Garutti Randall J director C/O SHAKE SHACK INC. 24 UNION SQUARE EAST, 5TH FLOOR NEW YORK NY 10003
Reses Jacqueline D officer: Capital Lead & People Lead C/O SQUARE, INC. 1455 MARKET STREET #600 SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Smith Hillary B officer: Gen. Counsel & Corp. Secretary C/O YEXT, INC 61 NINTH AVENUE NEW YORK NY 10011

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