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Apple (NAS:AAPL) ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %

: 271.57% (As of Mar. 2023)
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Joel Greenblatt defined Return on Capital differently in his book The Little Book That Still Beats the Market (Little Books. Big Profits). He defines ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % as EBIT divided by the total of Property, Plant and Equipment and net working capital. Apple's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 was 271.57%.

The historical rank and industry rank for Apple's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % or its related term are showing as below:

AAPL' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 176.19   Med: 271.7   Max: 339.94
Current: 276.8

During the past 13 years, Apple's highest ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % was 339.94%. The lowest was 176.19%. And the median was 271.70%.

AAPL's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked better than
98.6% of 2421 companies
in the Hardware industry
Industry Median: 11.82 vs AAPL: 276.80

Apple's 5-Year average Growth Rate of ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % was 8.20% per year.


Apple ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Apple's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 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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Apple Annual Data
Trend Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21 Sep22
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 202.81 176.19 188.72 293.55 299.26

Apple Quarterly Data
Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 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 314.00 238.93 247.26 344.44 271.57

Competitive Comparison

For the Consumer Electronics subindustry, Apple's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % 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.

   

Apple ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Distribution

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Apple's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Apple's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % falls in comparison to its industry or sector. The grey bar indicates the ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %'s extreme value range as defined by GuruFocus.



Apple ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Calculation

Joel Greenblatt defined Return on Capital differently in his book The Little Book That Still Beats the Market (Little Books. Big Profits) . He defines Return on Capital as follows:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)

EBIT stands for Earnings Before Interest and Taxes.

Fixed Assets are also known as non-current assets. They include the Property, Plant and Equipment that the firm needs in its operation.

GuruFocus calculates net working capital as: (Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Deferred Revenue + Other Current Liabilities). We're trying to account for OPERATING assets and liabilities (part of daily business) when calculating working capital. Cash and marketable securities are considered NON-OPERATING assets and are not included in calculation. We will also back out all interest bearing debt, short term debt and the portion of long term debt that is due in the current period from the current liabilities. This debt will be considered when computing cost of capital and it would be inappropriate to count it twice.

Working Capital(Q: Dec. 2022 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(23752 + 6820 + 16422) - (57918 + 7992 + 59893)
=-78809

Working Capital(Q: Mar. 2023 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(17936 + 7482 + 13660) - (42945 + 8131 + 56425)
=-68423

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

So ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % of Apple for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2023 can be restated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %(Q: Mar. 2023 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Property, Plant and Equipment+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Dec. 2022  Q: Mar. 2023
=EBIT/( ( (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) + (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) )/ count )
=117248/( ( (42951 + max(-78809, 0)) + (43398 + max(-68423, 0)) )/ 2 )
=117248/( ( 42951 + 43398 )/ 2 )
=117248/43174.5
=271.57 %

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2023) EBIT 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.


Apple  (NAS:AAPL) ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Explanation

The way Joel Greenblatt defines Return on Capital is a more accurate measure of how efficiently the company generates returns onthe capital actually invested in the business. EBIT is used instead of net income because the tax and interest payment may be affected by factors other than the core business operation. Intangible assets are not included in the calculation because they don't need to be replaced.

Joel Greenblatt uses his definition of Return on Capital and Earnings Yield (Joel Greenblatt) % to rank companies.


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Apple (NAS:AAPL) Business Description

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Apple designs a wide variety of consumer electronic devices, including smartphones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), PCs (Mac), smartwatches (Apple Watch), and AirPods. The iPhone makes up most of Apple's total revenue. In addition, Apple offers its customers a variety of services such as Apple Music, iCloud, Apple Care, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Fitness, Apple Card, and Apple Pay, among others. Apple's products include internally developed software and semiconductors, and the firm is well known for its integration of hardware, software, semiconductors, and services. Apple's products are distributed online as well as through company-owned stores and third-party retailers. The company generates roughly 40% of its revenue from the Americas, with the remainder earned internationally.
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