Return On Capital Employed (ROCE)

This ratio shows the overall return a company makes on the money it invests into it's business. If a firm generates operating profits of £80 million, carries debts of £200 million and has a shareholders fund of £200 million, then

ROCE = 80/(200+200) * 100% or 20%

This is the return made for investors and lenders. From an investment point of view the higher this number the better. ROCE can be used to compare the returns available from other companies. An alternative calculation to ROCE is Return on Equity (ROE).

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