Looking into Consolidated Edison's Return on Capital Employed


After pulling data from Benzinga Pro it seems like during Q2, Consolidated Edison ED earned $418.00 million, a 51.4% increase from the preceding quarter. Consolidated Edison's sales decreased to $2.97 billion, a 19.2% change since Q1. Consolidated Edison earned $860.00 million, and sales totaled $3.68 billion in Q1.

What Is ROCE?

Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in Consolidated Edison'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 Q2, Consolidated Edison posted an ROCE of 0.02%.

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 Consolidated Edison 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 Consolidated Edison, 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.

Analyst Predictions

Consolidated Edison reported Q2 earnings per share at $0.53/share, which did not meet analyst predictions of $0.6/share.

Market News and Data brought to you by Benzinga APIs
Actual EPS
EPS Surprise
Actual Rev
Rev Surprise
Posted In: EarningsBZI-ROCE
Benzinga simplifies the market for smarter investing

Trade confidently with insights and alerts from analyst ratings, free reports and breaking news that affects the stocks you care about.

Join Now: Free!