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Snowflake ROIC %

: -17.70% (As of Apr. 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 %. Snowflake's annualized return on invested capital (ROIC %) for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2022 was -17.70%.

As of today (2022-08-08), Snowflake's WACC % is 7.79%. Snowflake's ROIC % is -22.55% (calculated using TTM income statement data). Snowflake earns returns that do not match up to its cost of capital. It will destroy value as it grows.


Snowflake ROIC % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Snowflake'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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Snowflake Annual Data
Trend Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22
ROIC %
-96.13 -76.99 -35.01 -24.86

Snowflake Quarterly Data
Jan19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22
ROIC % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -33.94 -33.25 -24.72 -19.98 -17.70

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, Snowflake'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.

   

Snowflake ROIC % Distribution

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

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



Snowflake ROIC % Calculation

Snowflake's annualized Return on Invested Capital (ROIC %) for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2022 is calculated as:

ROIC % (A: Jan. 2022 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (A: Jan. 2021 ) + Invested Capital (A: Jan. 2022 ))/ count )
=-715.036 * ( 1 - -0.44% )/( (2380.212 + 3397.385)/ 2 )
=-718.1821584/2888.7985
=-24.86 %

where

Invested Capital(A: Jan. 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))
=5921.739 - 30.139 - ( 3908.064 - max(0, 789.264 - 4300.652+3908.064))
=2380.212

Invested Capital(A: Jan. 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))
=6649.698 - 50.763 - ( 3852.093 - max(0, 1397.093 - 4598.643+3852.093))
=3397.385

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

ROIC % (Q: Apr. 2022 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Jan. 2022 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Apr. 2022 ))/ count )
=-755.064 * ( 1 - 13.87% )/( (3397.385 + 3951.044)/ 2 )
=-650.3366232/3674.2145
=-17.70 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Jan. 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))
=6649.698 - 50.763 - ( 3852.093 - max(0, 1397.093 - 4598.643+3852.093))
=3397.385

Invested Capital(Q: Apr. 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))
=7022.699 - 93.64 - ( 3815.08 - max(0, 1363.718 - 4341.733+3815.08))
=3951.044

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


Snowflake  (NYSE:SNOW) 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, Snowflake's WACC % is 7.79%. Snowflake's ROIC % is -22.55% (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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Snowflake Business Description

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Address
450 Concar Drive, San Mateo, CA, USA, 94402
Founded in 2012, Snowflake is a data lake, warehousing, and sharing company that came public in 2020. To date, the company has over 3,000 customers including nearly 30% of the Fortune 500 as its customers. Snowflake's data lake stores unstructured and semistructured data that can then be used in analytics to create insights stored in its data warehouse. Snowflake's data sharing capability allows enterprises to easily buy and ingest data almost instantaneously compared with a traditionally months-long process. Overall, the company is known for the fact that all of its data solutions that can be hosted on various public clouds.
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