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Amazon.com ROIC %

: 5.86% (As of Sep. 2021)
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ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. Amazon.com's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 5.86%.

As of today (2022-01-21), Amazon.com's WACC % is 6.97%. Amazon.com's ROIC % is 11.16% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Amazon.com generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It 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.


Amazon.com ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Amazon.com's ROIC % 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.

Amazon.com Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
ROIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 7.12 5.53 13.04 10.44 12.04

Amazon.com Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
ROIC % 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 13.56 13.54 13.65 12.53 5.86

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Retail subindustry, Amazon.com's ROIC %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROIC % 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.

   

Amazon.com ROIC % Distribution

For the Retail - Cyclical industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Amazon.com's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Amazon.com's ROIC % falls into.



Amazon.com ROIC % Calculation

Amazon.com's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Dec. 2020 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2019 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2020 ))/ count )
=22899 * ( 1 - 11.84% )/( (137104 + 198170)/ 2 )
=20187.7584/167637
=12.04 %

where

Amazon.com's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2021 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Sep. 2021 ))/ count )
=19408 * ( 1 - 26.77% )/( (230166 + 254849)/ 2 )
=14212.4784/242507.5
=5.86 %

where

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.


Amazon.com  (NAS:AMZN) ROIC % Explanation

ROIC % measures how well a company generates cash flow relative to the capital it has invested in its business. It is also called ROC %. 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 ROIC % 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, Amazon.com's WACC % is 6.97%. Amazon.com's ROIC % is 11.16% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Amazon.com generates higher returns on investment than it costs the company to raise the capital needed for that investment. It 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. Amazon.com 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 %, ROIC % 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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Amazon.com Business Description

Amazon.com logo
Industry
Consumer Cyclical » Retail - Cyclical NAICS : 454110 SIC : 5961
Address
410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA, USA, 98109-5210
Amazon is a leading online retailer and one of the highest-grossing e-commerce aggregators, with $386 billion in net sales and approximately $482 billion in estimated physical/digital online gross merchandise volume, or GMV, in 2020. Retail related revenue represented approximately 83% of total, followed by Amazon Web Services' cloud computing, storage, database, and other offerings (12%), and advertising services and cobranded credit cards (6%). International segments constituted 27% of Amazon's non-AWS sales in 20202, led by Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
Executives
Wilke Jeffrey A officer: CEO Worldwide Consumer PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Nooyi Indra K director 700 ANDERSON HILL RD PURCHASE NY 10577
Jassy Andrew R officer: CEO Amazon Web Services PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Reynolds Shelley officer: Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Zapolsky David officer: Senior Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Olsavsky Brian T officer: Senior Vice President and CFO PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Mcgrath Judith A director PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108
Alexander Keith Brian director P.O. BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Bezos Jeffrey P director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chairman, CEO and President PO BOX 81226 PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Stonesifer Patricia Q director PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Rubinstein Jonathan director APPLE COMPUTER INC 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Gorelick Jamie S director 12061 BLUEMONT WAY RESTON VA 20190
Weeks Wendell P director ONE RIVERFRONT PLZ CORNING NY 14831
Blackburn Jeffrey M officer: Senior Vice President PO BOX 81226 SEATTLE WA 98108-1226
Brewer Rosalind G director C/O MOLSON COORS BREWING COMPANY 1225 17TH STREET, SUITE 3200 DENVER CO 80202

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