According to Benzinga Pro data Activision Blizzard ATVI posted a 29.11% decrease in earnings from Q1. Sales, however, increased by 10.53% over the previous quarter to $1.64 billion. Despite the increase in sales this quarter, the decrease in earnings may suggest Activision Blizzard is not utilizing their capital as effectively as possible. Activision Blizzard reached earnings of $395.00 million and sales of $1.48 billion in Q1.
What Is ROIC?
Return on Invested Capital is a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital invested by a business. Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in a company's ROIC. A higher ROIC 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 ROIC suggests the opposite. In Q2, Activision Blizzard posted an ROIC of 2.22%.
Keep in mind, while ROIC 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.
Earnings data without context is not clear and can difficult to base trading decisions on. Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) helps to filter signal from noise by measuring yearly pre-tax profit relative to invested capital by a business. Generally, a higher ROIC suggests successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. In Q2, Activision Blizzard posted an ROIC of 2.22%.
It is important to keep in mind that ROIC evaluates past performance and is not used as a predictive tool. It is a good measure of a company's recent performance, but does not account for factors that could affect earnings and sales in the near future.
For Activision Blizzard, the positive return on invested capital ratio of 2.22% suggests that management is allocating their capital effectively. Effective capital allocation is a positive indicator that a company will achieve more durable success and favorable long-term returns.
Upcoming Earnings Estimate
Activision Blizzard reported Q2 earnings per share at $0.47/share, which did not meet analyst predictions of $0.48/share.
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