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Duck Creek Technologies ROIC %

: -4.77% (As of May. 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 %. Duck Creek Technologies's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 was -4.77%.

As of today (2022-08-09), Duck Creek Technologies's WACC % is 7.75%. Duck Creek Technologies's ROIC % is -1.89% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Duck Creek Technologies earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Duck Creek Technologies ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Duck Creek Technologies'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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Duck Creek Technologies Annual Data
Trend Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Aug20 Aug21
ROIC %
- -1.39 -3.39 -6.79 -3.85

Duck Creek Technologies Quarterly Data
Aug17 Aug18 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22
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 -76.56 -3.87 1.16 -0.68 -4.77

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Duck Creek Technologies'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.

   

Duck Creek Technologies ROIC % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Duck Creek Technologies's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Duck Creek Technologies's ROIC % falls into.



Duck Creek Technologies ROIC % Calculation

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

ROIC % (A: Aug. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Aug. 2020 ) + Invested Capital (A: Aug. 2021 ))/ count )
=-15.073 * ( 1 - -12.61% )/( (449.475 + 432.211)/ 2 )
=-16.9737053/440.843
=-3.85 %

where

Invested Capital(A: Aug. 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))
=844.133 - 48.507 - ( 377.638 - max(0, 87.656 - 451.071+377.638))
=432.211

Duck Creek Technologies's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in May. 2022 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: May. 2022 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Feb. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (Q: May. 2022 ))/ count )
=-18.908 * ( 1 - -7.6% )/( (436.92 + 416.642)/ 2 )
=-20.345008/426.781
=-4.77 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: May. 2022 )
=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))
=816.698 - 34.862 - ( 365.194 - max(0, 63.312 - 439.873+365.194))
=416.642

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (May. 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.


Duck Creek Technologies  (NAS:DCT) 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, Duck Creek Technologies's WACC % is 7.75%. Duck Creek Technologies's ROIC % is -1.89% (calculated using TTM income statement data).


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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Duck Creek Technologies Business Description

Duck Creek Technologies logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
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Address
22 Boston Wharf Road, Floor 10, Boston, MA, USA, 02210
Duck Creek Technologies Inc is a technology company. The company is one of the leading SaaS provider of core systems for the P&C insurance industry. The product portfolio includes distribution management, reinsurance management, digital management, and other services. Geographically, it derives a majority of revenue from the United States.
Executives
Keeney Jessica Kate officer: Chief Product Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD BOSTON MA 02210
Rhodes Kevin R officer: Chief Financial Officer 20 HARVARD MILLS SQUARE WAKEFIELD MA 01880
Bloom William A director ONE TOWER SQUARE HARTFORD CT 06183
Winter Jeffrey Howard officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Vaidyanathan Nageswaran officer: Chief Technology Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Townsend Courtney officer: Chief People Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD BOSTON MA 02210
Dodd Julie director C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Foster Matthew R. officer: Chief Operating Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
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Nicoll Stuart director C/O ACCENTURE, 161 N. CLARK STREET CHICAGO IL 60601
Fitzgerald Scott officer: Chief Marketing Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Dey Anirban officer: Chief Product & Technology Ofc C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Jackowski Michael A. director, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Van Biert Eugene Jr. officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210
Wilson George Larry director C/O DUCK CREEK TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 22 BOSTON WHARF ROAD, FLOOR 10 BOSTON MA 02210

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