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Return On Capital Employed Overview: Walt Disney

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Looking at Q2, Walt Disney (NYSE: DIS) earned $4.79 billion a 120.29% increase from the preceding quarter. Walt Disney's sales decreased to $18.01 billion, a 13.66% change since Q1. In Q1, Walt Disney earned $2.17 billion, whereas sales reached $20.86 billion.

What Is Return On Capital Employed?

Return on Capital Employed is a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed in a business. Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in a company's ROCE. A higher ROCE is generally representative of successful growth in a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share for shareholders in the future. A low or negative ROCE suggests the opposite.

In Q2, Walt Disney posted a ROCE of -4.33%.

Keep in mind, while ROCE is a good measure of a company's recent performance, it is not a highly reliable predictor of a company's earnings or sales in the near future.

Return on Capital Employed is an important measurement of efficiency and a useful tool when comparing companies that operate in the same industry. A relatively high ROCE indicates a company may be generating profits that can be reinvested into more capital, leading to higher returns and growing EPS for shareholders.

In Walt Disney's case, the ROCE ratio shows the amount of assets may not be helping the company achieve higher returns. Investors may take this into account before making any long-term financial decisions.

Q2 Earnings

Disney reported Q2 earnings per share at $0.60/share against analyst predictions of $0.88/share.

 

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