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Tesla Inc  (NAS:TSLA) ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %: -6.38% (As of Jun. 2017)

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 EBIT divided by the total of Property, Plant and Equipment and net working capital. Tesla Inc's annualized return on capital (Joel Greenblatt) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was -6.38%.

NAS:TSLA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -650.5   Max: -4.57
Current: -4.85

-650.5
-4.57

During the past 10 years, Tesla Inc's highest Return on Capital (Joel Greenblatt) was -4.57%. The lowest was -650.50%. And the median was -97.85%.

NAS:TSLA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % is ranked lower than
90% of the 1276 Companies
in the Global industry.

( Industry Median: 14.48 vs. NAS:TSLA: -4.85 )

Tesla Inc's 5-Year average Growth Rate of Return on Capital (Joel Greenblatt) was -41.40% per year.


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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Tesla Inc Annual Data

Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -90.74 -4.57 -9.89 -19.43 -5.41

Tesla Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
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 -15.73 4.45 -5.14 -6.90 -6.38

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.


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: Mar. 2017 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(440.349 + 2220.336 + 360.611) - (3535.7 + 1457.892 + 248.536)
=-2220.832

Working Capital(Q: Jun. 2017 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(453.539 + 2438.111 + 431.87) - (3870.06 + 1516.938 + 342.824)
=-2406.302

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

So Joel Greenblatt's Return on Capital of Tesla Inc for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 can be restated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt's)(Q: Jun. 2017 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Property, Plant and Equipment+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Mar. 2017  Q: Jun. 2017
=EBIT/( ( (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) + (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) )/2 )
=-1109.356/( ( (16555.136 + max(-2220.832, 0)) + (18218.554 + max(-2406.302, 0)) )/2 )
=-1109.356/( ( 16555.136 + 18218.554 )/2 )
=-1109.356/17386.845
=-6.38 %

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2017) EBIT data.

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


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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