Benzinga Pro Data Extract, Cumulus Media CMLS posted a profit of $8.54 million in Q3, an increase of 1.32% compared to Q2. Sales fell to $233.46 million, down 1.38% between quarters. In the second quarter, Cumulus Media earned $8.65 million and total sales reached $236.74 million.
What is return on capital employed?
Return on capital employed is a measure of annual pre-tax profit relative to the capital employed by a business. Changes in profits and sales indicate changes in a company’s ROCE. A higher ROCE is generally indicative of a company’s successful growth and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. A low or negative ROCE suggests otherwise. In Q3, Cumulus Media posted a ROCE of 0.02%.
Keep in mind that while ROCE is a good measure of a company’s recent performance, it’s not a very reliable indicator of a company’s earnings or sales in the near future.
ROCE is a powerful metric for comparing the efficiency of capital allocation for similar companies. A relatively high ROCE shows that Cumulus Media potentially operates at a higher level of efficiency than other companies in its industry. If the company is generating high profits with its current level of capital, some of that money can be reinvested in more capital, which will generally lead to higher returns and ultimately growth in earnings per share ( EPS).
For Cumulus Media, the positive return on capital employed ratio of 0.02% suggests that management is allocating its capital efficiently. Efficient capital allocation is a positive indicator that a company will achieve more sustainable success and favorable long-term returns.
Cumulus Media reported third-quarter earnings per share of $0.45/share, missing analysts’ forecast of $0.48/share.
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