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ROCE Insights For Intuitive Surgical


Looking at Q3, Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) earned $270.40 million, a 235.48% increase from the preceding quarter. Intuitive Surgical also posted a total of $1.08 billion in sales, a 26.51% increase since Q2. In Q2, Intuitive Surgical brought in $852.10 million in sales but only earned $80.60 million.

Why ROCE Is Significant

Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in Intuitive Surgical’s Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed by a business. Generally, a higher ROCE suggests successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. In Q3, Intuitive Surgical posted an ROCE of 0.03%.

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.

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 Intuitive Surgical's case, the positive ROCE ratio will be something investors pay attention to before making long-term financial decisions.

Q3 Earnings Insight

Intuitive Surgical reported Q3 earnings per share at $2.77/share, which beat analyst predictions of $2.07/share.


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