Return On Capital (ROC) measures a company's efficiency at allocating the capital under its control to profitable investments. The ROC measure gives a sense of how well a company is using its money to generate returns. Comparing a company's ROC with its cost of capital (WACC) reveals whether invested capital was used effectively.
We calculate the ROC as defined in Joel Greenblatt's little book that beats the market. Instead of comparing EBIT to total assets, we compare it to the cost of the assets used to produce those earnings (tangible capital employed).
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Greenblatt Magic FormulaJoel Greenblatt is a successful hedge fund manager and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate school. more...
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Quality FactorsThe next grid in the scorecard shows the same information for the key quality factors. more...