Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) is one of the most important measures of corporate performance. It represents the amount of profit generated for each dollar invested into the company by bondholders and stockholders. This is a crucial profitability ratio and a key indicator examined closely by investors.
The highest ROIC corresponds to the Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing sector, followed by Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing and theSoftware Publishers. On the flip side, the lowest ROIC corresponds to Electric Power Generation, followed by Other Investment Pools and Funds (which consists mainly of REITs), and Oil and Gas Extraction.
For additional insight into these sectors’ performance, we used the Economatica system to illustrate the relationship between Enterprise Value/Invested Capital (EV/IC) and ROIC with the following scatter plot chart. EV/IC is an alternative version to the Price to Book Value ratio.
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