Totally, as you know, ROIC is not a one time parameter. I tend to use half the invested period of the previous year and half of the current year. Eventually, it is a tool to see how profitable a company is with the capital and what the trend ;)

Thank you for these threats as I am learning a lot and improving my understanding regarding ROIC, ROIIC, etc. Just one doubt, as per Aswath Damodaran’s explanation on ROIC, it would be more useful to use last years Invested Capital, right? Because the profit (EBIT) in year “n” is achieved by the investments in year “n-1”, isn’t it?

When including goodwill in invested capital amount, would you also add cumulative goodwill amortization to that amount. Usually goodwill shown on balance is net of goodwill amortization and impairment. In my mind, focusing only on net amount reduces the capital base and in the same time recognises goodwill amortization expense as a non cash expense, but with real impact on cash taxes (reduction) and NOPAT (increase).

Hi Edu, thanks for your kind words.

Totally, as you know, ROIC is not a one time parameter. I tend to use half the invested period of the previous year and half of the current year. Eventually, it is a tool to see how profitable a company is with the capital and what the trend ;)

A really enjoyable discussion

Thank you for these threats as I am learning a lot and improving my understanding regarding ROIC, ROIIC, etc. Just one doubt, as per Aswath Damodaran’s explanation on ROIC, it would be more useful to use last years Invested Capital, right? Because the profit (EBIT) in year “n” is achieved by the investments in year “n-1”, isn’t it?

Thanks once again!

When including goodwill in invested capital amount, would you also add cumulative goodwill amortization to that amount. Usually goodwill shown on balance is net of goodwill amortization and impairment. In my mind, focusing only on net amount reduces the capital base and in the same time recognises goodwill amortization expense as a non cash expense, but with real impact on cash taxes (reduction) and NOPAT (increase).