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Comcast ROIC %

: 7.31% (As of Jun. 2022)
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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 %. Comcast's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 7.31%.

As of today (2022-08-08), Comcast's WACC % is 6.15%. Comcast's ROIC % is 6.51% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Comcast 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.


Comcast ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Comcast'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.

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Comcast Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROIC %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 15.43 7.14 6.88 5.34 5.92

Comcast Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 5.53 6.50 5.80 6.37 7.31

Competitive Comparison

For the Telecom Services subindustry, Comcast'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.

   

Comcast ROIC % Distribution

For the Telecommunication Services industry and Communication Services sector, Comcast's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Comcast ROIC % Calculation

Comcast's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Dec. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2020 ) + Invested Capital (A: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=20817 * ( 1 - 27.54% )/( (253237 + 256270)/ 2 )
=15083.9982/254753.5
=5.92 %

where

Comcast's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2022 ))/ count )
=25464 * ( 1 - 28.01% )/( (253828 + 247709)/ 2 )
=18331.5336/250768.5
=7.31 %

where

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jun. 2022) 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.


Comcast  (NAS:CMCSA) 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, Comcast's WACC % is 6.15%. Comcast's ROIC % is 6.51% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Comcast 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. Comcast 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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Comcast Business Description

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Address
One Comcast Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19103-2838
Comcast is made up of three parts. The core cable business owns networks capable of providing television, internet access, and phone services to roughly 61 million U.S. homes and businesses, or nearly half of the country. About 57% of the homes in this territory subscribe to at least one Comcast service. Comcast acquired NBCUniversal from General Electric in 2011. NBCU owns several cable networks, including CNBC, MSNBC, and USA, the NBC broadcast network, several local NBC affiliates, Universal Studios, and several theme parks. Sky, acquired in 2018, is the dominant television provider in the U.K. and has invested heavily in exclusive and proprietary content to build this position. The firm is also the largest pay-television provider in Italy and has a presence in Germany and Austria.
Executives
Strong Dana officer: CEO - Sky C/O COMCAST CORPORATION ONE COMCAST CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA 19103-2838
Bergman Naomi M. director 210 E. EARLL DRIVE PHOENIX AZ 85012
Miller Adam Louis officer: Sr. EVP ONE COMCAST CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA 19103-2838
Shell Jeff officer: CEO - NBCUniversal C/O COMCAST CORPORATION ONE COMCAST CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Bacon Kenneth J director 5404 WISCONSIN AVENUE SUITE 410 CHEVY CHASE MD 20815
Reid Thomas J. officer: Senior EVP, GC and Secretary ONE COMCAST CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA 19103
Montiel Maritza Gomez director C/O APTARGROUP, INC. 265 EXCHANGE DRIVE, SUITE 100 CRYSTAL LAKE IL 60014
Roberts Brian L director, officer: Chairman of Board, Pres. & CEO COMCAST CORP 1500 MARKET STREET-35TH FLOOR PHILIDELPHIA PA 19102-2148
Watson David N officer: Sr. EVP 1100 CASSATT ROAD BERWYN PA 19312
Murdock Daniel C. officer: SVP & Chief Accounting Officer 1500 MARKET STREET PHILADELPHIA PA 19102
Nakahara Asuka director 527 GREYSTONE ROAD MERION PA 19066
Novak David C director 1441 GARDINER LANE LOUISVILLE KY 40213
Bell Madeline S. director ONE COMCAST CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA 19103-2838
Cavanagh Michael J officer: CFO 1 BANK ONE PLAZA IL1-0877 CHICAGO IL 60670
Burke Stephen B officer: Executive Vice President 41 CENTRAL PARK WEST - APT 11A NEW YORK NY 10023

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