 ## Ask Joey ™ a Question  # How to calculate return on assets (ROA)?

Return on total assets indicates a company’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) relative to its total net assets. ROA measures the organizations overall productivity of its assets (i.e. are the assets making the company money).

If the company produces a high return on assets ratio, it will indicate that the company’s management has been making effective decisions when it comes to investing in company assets.

ROA will be calculated by dividing the company’s total net income by its average total assets.

For example, if Yeti Brewery had average assets of \$100, and they generated \$50 of net income, then return on assets would be 0.50 or 50%.

• ### What is the formula to calculate ROI?

ROI stands for return on investment. ROI will be calculated by dividing the company’s total net income by its average invested capital. ROI can be a very useful metric to compare returns on your invested capital. Check out the example for Catalina Heli below!

• ### How do you calculate return on equity (ROE)?

The return on equity ratio (ROE) will indicate the overall return in which the organizations shareholders will be entitled to. This calculation will display the amount of money that was earned for each share for each dollar value of its common equity. This ratio will simply be impacted by a company’s net income, as opposed […]