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Whole Foods Market ROIC %

: 8.84% (As of Jun. 2017)
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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 %. Whole Foods Market's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was 8.84%.

As of today (2021-03-03), Whole Foods Market's WACC % is 0.00%. Whole Foods Market's ROIC % is 0.00% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Whole Foods Market earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Whole Foods Market ROIC % 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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Whole Foods Market Annual Data
Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16
ROIC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 13.62 14.35 13.39 11.40 10.92

Whole Foods Market Quarterly Data
Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
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 10.45 7.51 8.42 8.42 8.84

Competitive Comparison
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Whole Foods Market ROIC % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Whole Foods Market's ROIC % falls into.



Whole Foods Market ROIC % Calculation

Whole Foods Market's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Sep. 2016 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Sep. 2015 ) + Invested Capital (A: Sep. 2016 ))/ count )
=857 * ( 1 - 38.69% )/( (4673 + 4950)/ 2 )
=525.4267/4811.5
=10.92 %

where

Whole Foods Market's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as:

ROIC % (Q: Jun. 2017 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Mar. 2017 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Jun. 2017 ))/ count )
=720 * ( 1 - 38.73% )/( (4991 + 4989)/ 2 )
=441.144/4990
=8.84 %

where

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

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


Whole Foods Market  (NAS:WFM) 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, Whole Foods Market's WACC % is 0.00%. Whole Foods Market's ROIC % is 0.00% (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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