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3M Co (MMM) ROA % : 7.02% (As of Mar. 2024)


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What is 3M Co ROA %?

ROA % is calculated as Net Income divided by its average Total Assets over a certain period of time. 3M Co's annualized Net Income for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $3,712 Mil. 3M Co's average Total Assets over the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was $52,912 Mil. Therefore, 3M Co's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 was 7.02%.

The historical rank and industry rank for 3M Co's ROA % or its related term are showing as below:

MMM' s ROA % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -14.42   Med: 13.13   Max: 15.35
Current: -14.02

During the past 13 years, 3M Co's highest ROA % was 15.35%. The lowest was -14.42%. And the median was 13.13%.

MMM's ROA % is ranked worse than
93.8% of 532 companies
in the Conglomerates industry
Industry Median: 2.4 vs MMM: -14.02

3M Co ROA % Historical Data

The historical data trend for 3M Co's ROA % 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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3M Co ROA % Chart

3M Co Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
ROA %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 11.13 11.85 12.54 12.35 -14.42

3M Co Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
ROA % Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 8.37 -57.15 -16.85 7.54 7.02

Competitive Comparison of 3M Co's ROA %

For the Conglomerates subindustry, 3M Co's ROA %, along with its competitors' market caps and ROA % 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.


3M Co's ROA % Distribution in the Conglomerates Industry

For the Conglomerates industry and Industrials sector, 3M Co's ROA % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where 3M Co's ROA % falls into.



3M Co ROA % Calculation

3M Co's annualized ROA % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (A: Dec. 2023 )/( (Total Assets (A: Dec. 2022 )+Total Assets (A: Dec. 2023 ))/ count )
=-6995/( (46455+50580)/ 2 )
=-6995/48517.5
=-14.42 %

3M Co's annualized ROA % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2024 is calculated as:

ROA %=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2024 )/( (Total Assets (Q: Dec. 2023 )+Total Assets (Q: Mar. 2024 ))/ count )
=3712/( (50580+55243)/ 2 )
=3712/52911.5
=7.02 %

* 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.

In the calculation of annual ROA %, the net income of the last fiscal year and the average total assets over the fiscal year are used. In calculating the quarterly data, the Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. ROA % is displayed in the 30-year financial page.


3M Co  (NYSE:MMM) ROA % Explanation

ROA % measures the rate of return on the total assets (shareholder equity plus liabilities). It measures a firm's efficiency at generating profits from shareholders' equity plus its liabilities. ROA % shows how well a company uses what it has to generate earnings. ROA %s can vary drastically across industries. Therefore, ROA % should not be used to compare companies in different industries. For retailers, a ROA % of higher than 5% is expected. For example, Wal-Mart (WMT) has a ROA % of about 8% as of 2012. For banks, ROA % is close to their interest spread. A bank’s ROA % is typically well under 2%.

Similar to ROE, ROA % is affected by profit margins and asset turnover. This can be seen from the Du Pont Formula:

ROA %(Q: Mar. 2024 )
=Net Income/Total Assets
=3712/52911.5
=(Net Income / Revenue)*(Revenue / Total Assets)
=(3712 / 32012)*(32012 / 52911.5)
=Net Margin %*Asset Turnover
=11.6 %*0.605
=7.02 %

Note: The Net Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) net income data. The Revenue data used here is four times the quarterly (Mar. 2024) revenue 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.


Be Aware

Like ROE, ROA % 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. ROA % can be affected by events such as stock buyback or issuance, and by goodwill, a company's tax rate and its interest payment. ROA % 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 ROA % may indicate vulnerability in the durability of the competitive advantage.

E.g. Raising $43b to take on KO is impossible, but $1.7b to take on Moody's is. Although Moody's ROA % and underlying economics is far superior to Coca Cola, the durability is far weaker because of lower entry cost.


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3M Co (MMM) Business Description

Address
3M Center, St. Paul, MN, USA, 55144
3M is a multinational conglomerate that has operated since 1902, when it was known as Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. The company is well known for its research and development laboratory and it leverages its science and technology across multiple product categories. As of 2020, 3M is organized into four business segments: safety and industrial, transportation and electronics, healthcare, and consumer. Nearly 50% of the company's revenue comes from outside the Americas, with the safety and industrial segment constituting a plurality of net sales. Many of the company's 60,000-plus products touch and concern a variety of consumers and end markets.
Executives
Thomas W Sweet director ONE DELL WAY, ROUND ROCK TX 78682
Bryan C Hanson officer: Group Pres & CEO Health Care ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, 345 E. MAIN STREET, WARSAW IN 46580
Audrey Choi director 3M COMPANY, 3M CENTER, BUILDING 220-9E-02, ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000
Eric D. Hammes officer: VP, Corp Controller & CAO 3M COMPANY OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, 3M CENTER, ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000
Goralski Christian T Jr officer: Group President 3M COMPANY, 3M CENTER, BUILDING 220-9E-02, ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000
Pedro Pizarro director 2244 WALNUT GROVE AVENUE, ROSEMEAD CA 91770
Anne H Chow director 2200 WEST PARKWAY BLVD., SALT LAKE CITY UT 84119
Kevin H Rhodes officer: EVP & Chief Legal Officer 3M COMPANY, 3M CENTER, BLDG 220-09-E-02, ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000
Chavez Rodriguez Beatriz Karina officer: Senior Vice President 3M COMPANY, 3M CENTER BLDG 220-09-E-02, ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000
John Patrick Banovetz officer: Sr Vice President 3M CENTER, MAPLEWOOD MN 55144
Zoe L Dickson officer: Executive Vice President 3M COMPANY, 3M CENTER, BLDG 220 09 E-02, ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000
Michael G. Vale officer: Executive Vice President 3M CENTER OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, ST PAUL MN 551441000
Theresa E Reinseth officer: Vice President/CAO 3M COMPANY OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, 3M CENTER, ST PAUL MN 55144-1000
Mojdeh Poul officer: Executive Vice President 3M COMPANY OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, 3M CENTER, ST PAUL MN 55144-1000
Michael F Roman officer: Senior Vice President 3M COMPANY OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL, 3M CENTER, ST. PAUL MN 55144-1000

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