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Western Digital Return-on-Tangible-Asset

: -3.81% (As of Dec. 2019)
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Return-on-Tangible-Asset is calculated as Net Income divided by its average total tangible assets. Total tangible assets equals to Total Assets minus Intangible Assets. Western Digital's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2019 was $-556 Mil. Western Digital's average total tangible assets for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2019 was $14,578 Mil. Therefore, Western Digital's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Asset for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2019 was -3.81%.

NAS:WDC' s Return-on-Tangible-Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -8.02   Max: 22.74
Current: -8.02

-8.02
22.74

During the past 13 years, Western Digital's highest Return-on-Tangible-Asset was 22.74%. The lowest was -8.02%. And the median was 9.13%.

NAS:WDC's Return-on-Tangible-Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 2314 Companies
in the Hardware industry.

( Industry Median: 2.76 vs. NAS:WDC: -8.02 )

Western Digital Return-on-Tangible-Asset 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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Western Digital Annual Data
Jun10 Jun11 Jun12 Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17 Jun18 Jun19
Return-on-Tangible-Asset Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.93 1.62 2.34 4.15 -4.85

Western Digital Quarterly Data
Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19
Return-on-Tangible-Asset 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 -12.20 -15.17 -5.34 -7.55 -3.81

Competitive Comparison
* 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.


Western Digital Return-on-Tangible-Asset Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Western Digital's Return-on-Tangible-Asset falls into.



Western Digital Return-on-Tangible-Asset Calculation

Western Digital's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Asset for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2019 is calculated as:

Return-on-Tangible-Asset=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Assets+Total Tangible Assets)/ count )
(A: Jun. 2019 )  (A: Jun. 2018 )(A: Jun. 2019 )
=Net Income/( (Total Assets - Intangible Assets+Total Assets - Intangible Assets)/ count )
(A: Jun. 2019 )  (A: Jun. 2018 )(A: Jun. 2019 )
=-754/( (16480+14583)/ 2 )
=-754/15531.5
=-4.85 %

Western Digital's annualized Return-on-Tangible-Asset for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2019 is calculated as:

Return-on-Tangible-Asset=Net Income/( (Total Tangible Assets+Total Tangible Assets)/ count )
(Q: Dec. 2019 )  (Q: Sep. 2019 )(Q: Dec. 2019 )
=Net Income/( (Total Assets - Intangible Assets+Total Assets - Intangible Assets)/ count )
(Q: Dec. 2019 )  (Q: Sep. 2019 )(Q: Dec. 2019 )
=-556/( (14676+14480)/ 2 )
=-556/14578
=-3.81 %

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

In the calculation of annual Return-on-Tangible-Asset, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total tangible assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2019) net income data.


Western Digital  (NAS:WDC) Return-on-Tangible-Asset Explanation

Return-on-Tangible-Asset measures the rate of return on the average total tangible assets (total assets minus intangible assets). Tangible means physical in nature. Intangible Assets are assets that are not physical in nature, and typically "derive their value from legal or intellectual rights." Return-on-Tangible-Asset measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from its tangible assets. It shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. Return-on-Tangible-Assets can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, Return-on-Tangible-Asset should not be used to compare companies in different industries.


Be Aware

Like ROE and ROA, Return-on-Tangible-Asset is calculated with only 12 months 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. Return-on-Tangible-Asset can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by a company’s tax rate and its interest payment. Return-on-Tangible-Asset may not reflect the true earning power of the assets. A more accurate measurement is ROC % (ROC).

Many analysts argue the higher return the better. Buffett states that really high Return-on-Tangible-Asset may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.


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