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Facebook ROIC %

: 45.38% (As of Jun. 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 %. Facebook's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 45.38%.

As of today (2021-10-20), Facebook's WACC % is 9.94%. Facebook's ROIC % is 44.97% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Facebook 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.


Facebook ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Facebook'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.

Facebook 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 31.30 41.43 46.29 28.57 35.13

Facebook Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 28.21 40.11 50.73 41.95 45.38

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Content & Information subindustry, Facebook'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.

   

Facebook ROIC % Distribution

For the Interactive Media industry and Communication Services sector, Facebook's ROIC % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Facebook ROIC % Calculation

Facebook'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 )
=32671 * ( 1 - 12.16% )/( (72251 + 91129)/ 2 )
=28698.2064/81690
=35.13 %

where

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

ROIC % (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2021 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2021 ))/ count )
=49468 * ( 1 - 16.93% )/( (88009 + 93097)/ 2 )
=41093.0676/90553
=45.38 %

where

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


Facebook  (NAS:FB) 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, Facebook's WACC % is 9.94%. Facebook's ROIC % is 44.97% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Facebook 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. Facebook 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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Facebook Business Description

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Facebook is the world's largest online social network, with 2.5 billion monthly active users. Users engage with each other in different ways, exchanging messages and sharing news events, photos, and videos. On the video side, the firm is in the process of building a library of premium content and monetizing it via ads or subscription revenue. Facebook refers to this as Facebook Watch. The firm's ecosystem consists mainly of the Facebook app, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and many features surrounding these products. Users can access Facebook on mobile devices and desktops. Advertising revenue represents more than 90% of the firm's total revenue, with 50% coming from the U.S. and Canada and 25% from Europe. With gross margins above 80%, Facebook operates at a 30%-plus margin.
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