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Return On Capital Employed Overview: Coeur Mining

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Looking at Q4, Coeur Mining (NYSE:CDE) earned $39.15 million, a 20.33% increase from the preceding quarter. Coeur Mining's sales decreased to $228.32 million, a 0.61% change since Q3. Coeur Mining earned $49.13 million, and sales totaled $229.73 million in Q3.

Why ROCE Is Significant

Return on Capital Employed is a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed by a business. Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in a company's ROCE. A higher ROCE is generally representative of successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. A low or negative ROCE suggests the opposite. In Q4, Coeur Mining posted an ROCE of 0.06%.

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.

ROCE is an important metric for the comparison of similar companies. A relatively high ROCE shows Coeur Mining 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 generally lead to higher returns and earnings per share growth.

For Coeur Mining, the return on capital employed ratio shows the number of assets can actually help the company achieve higher returns, an important note investors will take into account when gauging the payoff from long-term financing strategies.

Q4 Earnings Insight

Coeur Mining reported Q4 earnings per share at $0.08/share, which did not meet analyst predictions of $0.14/share.

 

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