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Forrester Research ROC %

: 3.52% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROIC %. Forrester Research's annualized return on capital (ROC %) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 3.52%.

As of today (2021-12-05), Forrester Research's WACC % is 6.55%. Forrester Research's ROC % is 3.96% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Forrester Research earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Forrester Research ROC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Forrester Research's ROC % 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.

Forrester Research Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.19 6.09 6.77 1.74 2.65

Forrester Research Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROC % 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 0.92 3.49 3.17 5.77 3.52

Forrester Research ROC % Calculation

Forrester Research's annualized Return on Capital (ROC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROC % (A: Dec. 2020 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2019 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=21.954 * ( 1 - 22.76% )/( (647.901 + 631.498)/ 2 )
=16.9572696/639.6995
=2.65 %

where

Forrester Research's annualized Return on Capital (ROC %) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROC % (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2021 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=26.156 * ( 1 - 14.49% )/( (646.287 + 623.337)/ 2 )
=22.3659956/634.812
=3.52 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Jun. 2021 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=668.45 - 64.772 - ( 146.387 - max(0, 287.56 - 244.951+146.387))
=646.287

Invested Capital(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - Excess Cash
=Total Assets - Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense - ( Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities - max(0, Total Current Liabilities - Total Current Assets+Cash, Cash Equivalents, Marketable Securities))
=654.792 - 70.183 - ( 146.35 - max(0, 276.847 - 238.119+146.35))
=623.337

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Sep. 2021) 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.


Forrester Research  (NAS:FORR) ROC % Explanation

ROC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROIC %. The reason book values of debt and equity are used is because the book values are the capital the company received when issuing the debt or receiving the equity investments.

There are four key components to this definition. The first is the use of operating income or EBIT rather than net income in the numerator. The second is the tax adjustment to this operating income or EBIT, computed as a hypothetical tax based on an effective or marginal tax rate. The third is the use of book values for invested capital, rather than market values. The final is the timing difference; the capital invested is from the end of the prior year whereas the operating income or EBIT is the current year's number.

Why is ROC % important?

Because it costs money to raise capital. A firm that generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment is earning excess returns. A firm that expects to continue generating positive excess returns on new investments in the future will see its value increase as growth increases, whereas a firm that earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital will destroy value as it grows.

As of today, Forrester Research's WACC % is 6.55%. Forrester Research's ROC % is 3.96% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Forrester Research earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Be Aware

Like ROE % and ROA %, ROC % is calculated with only 12 months of 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.


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Forrester Research Business Description

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Industry
Industrials » Business Services NAICS : 541910 SIC : 8732
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
60 Acorn Park Drive, Cambridge, MA, USA, 02140
Forrester Research Inc is a United-States-based company that provides independent research, data, and advisory services. It operates through the following segments: The Research segment develops and delivers research, connect, and analytics products; The consulting segment includes the revenues and the related costs of the company's consulting organization, and the Events segment is engaged in developing and hosting in-person and virtual events.
Executives
Peltzman Steven P. officer: CBTO C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Bradford Neil director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH INC 400 TECHNOLOGY SQ CAMBRIDGE MA 02129
Johnson Carrie officer: Chief Research Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Teichgraeber Gretchen director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH 400 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Doyle Michael A officer: Chief Financial Officer C/O EASYLINK SERVICES CORPORATION 33 KNIGHTSBRIDGE ROAD PISCATAWAY NJ 08854
Chouinard Scott officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 400 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139
Darrah Ryan officer: Chief Legal Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Hippler Kelley officer: Chief Sales Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DR. CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Kottmann Sherri officer: Chief People Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Kasparian Michael officer: Chief Information Officer C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Birch Jean director 3050 SOFT HORIZON WAY LAS VEGAS NV 89135
Boyce David director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Wassenaar Yvonne director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Friscia Anthony J director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH, INC. 60 ACORN PARK DRIVE CAMBRIDGE MA 02140
Galford Robert director C/O FORRESTER RESEARCH 400 TECHNOLOGY SQUARE CAMBRIDGE MA 02139

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