RETURN ON ASSETS Definition

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RETURN ON ASSETS (ROA) shows the after tax earnings of assets. Return on assets is an indicator of how profitable a company is. Use this ratio annually to compare a business performance to the industry norms: The higher the ratio the greater the return on assets. However this has to be balanced against such factors as risk, sustainability and reinvestment in the business through development costs. 

Higher ROA is better, but extremely high ROA may be an indicator of vulnerability as to any sustainable competitive advantage.

Formula: Earnings After Tax (EAITDA) / Total Assets

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CERTIFIED PAYROLL REPORT means the record that a contractor or subcontractor engaged on a public work is required to submit to an awarding government body with a statement of compliance as required pursuant to regulations for each month in which the contractor or subcontractor employs one or more workmen in connection with the public work.

FDIC see FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION.

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