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ROCE Insights For Halliburton

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During Q2, Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) brought in sales totaling $3.20 billion. However, earnings decreased 141.51%, resulting in a loss of $1.01 billion. In Q1, Halliburton earned $2.44 billion and total sales reached $5.04 billion.

What Is Return On Capital Employed?

Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in Halliburton’s Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed in a business. Generally, a higher ROCE suggests successful growth in a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share for shareholders in the future. In Q2, Halliburton posted an ROCE of -0.18%.

It is important to keep in mind ROCE evaluates past performance and is not used as a predictive tool. It is a good measure of a company's recent performance, but several factors could affect earnings and sales in the near future.

ROCE is an important metric for the comparison of similar companies. A relatively high ROCE shows Halliburton is potentially operating at a higher level of efficiency than other companies in its industry. If the company is generating high profits with its current level of capital, some of that money can be reinvested in more capital which will lead to higher returns and earnings per share growth.

For Halliburton, the return on capital employed ratio shows the current amount of assets may not actually be helping the company achieve higher returns, a note many investors will take into account when making long-term financial decisions.

Q2 Earnings

Halliburton reported Q2 earnings per share at $0.05/share against analyst predictions of -$0.11/share.

 

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