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Pinterest ROIC %

: -21.99% (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 %. Pinterest's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was -21.99%.

As of today (2022-08-16), Pinterest's WACC % is 7.73%. Pinterest's ROIC % is 35.04% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Pinterest 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.


Pinterest ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Pinterest'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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Pinterest Annual Data
Trend Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
ROIC %
-34.02 -17.46 -269.23 -22.18 40.27

Pinterest Quarterly Data
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 57.01 70.66 95.79 -2.44 -21.99

Competitive Comparison

For the Internet Content & Information subindustry, Pinterest'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.

   

Pinterest ROIC % Distribution

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

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



Pinterest ROIC % Calculation

Pinterest'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 )
=326.187 * ( 1 - 1.41% )/( (721.17 + 876.161)/ 2 )
=321.5877633/798.6655
=40.27 %

where

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 2020 )
=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))
=2609.459 - 127.983 - ( 1760.306 - max(0, 204.831 - 2357.541+1760.306))
=721.17

Invested Capital(A: Dec. 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))
=3537.238 - 180.959 - ( 2480.118 - max(0, 259.806 - 3181.563+2480.118))
=876.161

Pinterest'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 )
=-138.02 * ( 1 - -6.64% )/( (654.487 + 684.158)/ 2 )
=-147.184528/669.3225
=-21.99 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Mar. 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))
=3558.19 - 225.565 - ( 2678.138 - max(0, 225.565 - 3207.352+2678.138))
=654.487

Invested Capital(Q: Jun. 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))
=3694.032 - 350.855 - ( 2659.019 - max(0, 350.855 - 3246.07+2659.019))
=684.158

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.


Pinterest  (NYSE:PINS) 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, Pinterest's WACC % is 7.73%. Pinterest's ROIC % is 35.04% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Pinterest 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. Pinterest 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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Pinterest Business Description

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Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
505 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94107
Pinterest is an online product and idea discovery platform that helps users gather ideas on everything from recipes to cook to destinations to travel to. Founded in 2010, the platform consists of a largely female audience, at roughly two thirds of its more than 365 million monthly active users. The company generates revenue by selling digital ads and is now rolling out more in-platform e-commerce features.
Executives
Acosta Andrea officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC. 770 LINDARO ST SAN RAFAEL CA 94901
Gavini Naveen officer: SVP, Products 505 BRANNAN ST. SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
Coleman Salaam director 505 BRANNAN ST. SAN FRANCISCO CA 94701
Wishom Andrea M director 651 BRANNAN ST. SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
Reynolds Fredric G director CBS CORPORATION 51 WEST 52ND STREET NEW YORK NY 10019
Kilgore Leslie J director 100 WINCHESTER CIRCLE LOS GATOS CA 95032
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Levine Jeremy S. director C/O BESSEMER VENTURE PARTNERS 1865 PALMER AVENUE LARCHMONT NY 10538
Rajaram Gokul director 301 CONGRESS AVENUE SUITE 700 AUSTIN TX 78701
Jordan Jeffrey D director 2865 SAND HILL ROAD #101 MENLO PARK CA 94025
Silbermann Benjamin director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chairman, President, CEO, Co-F 505 BRANNAN STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
Sharp Evan director, officer: Co-Founder & Chief Design & Cr 505 BRANNAN STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
Yang Tseli Lily officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O MEDIVATION, INC. 525 MARKET ST., 36TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Flores Christine officer: General Counsel 505 BRANNAN STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94107
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