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Asset turnover

The ratio of net sales to total assets.
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Asset Turnover

A ratio of a company's net sales to total assets. It is a measure of how efficiently management is using the assets at its disposal to promote sales. A high ratio indicates that the company is using its assets efficiently to increase sales, while a low ratio indicates the opposite. It is also known as total asset turnover.
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Both heavy and medium industry firms are seen to be having lower turnovers for inventory and receivables as well for total asset turnovers during both expansionary and contractionary policy periods compared to the light industry firms.
We also find that while contractionary policy significantly affects these firms' inventory turnover, receivables turnover and asset turnover ratios, its impact on high leverage and low leverage firms are in opposite directions.
Days sales in receivables, and Total asset turnover) across contractionary and expansionary monetary policy periods using the Wilcoxon two-sample test.
* Lower fixed asset ratios, increasing fixed asset turnovers.
Taking into account these values and in order to obtain high levels of ROE, these firms should aim to achieve those profiles described, in particular, by reducing the stock ratios to increase the current asset turnovers and to compensate the decline in asset turnover caused by the collapse of sales.
At a theoretical level, the DuPont Model establishes the relationships between financial profitability and a group of different variables and accounting ratios, such as asset turnover, sales margin or financial leverage.
Table 4 reports core profit margins and asset turnovers for each of the five years before and after the Q-scoring year, for both high- and low-Q groups.
Table 4 shows that mean asset turnovers increase after Year 0 for high-Q firms but decline for low-Q firms; thus, the Q-score predicts differences in changes in asset turnovers, as well as margins.
Using asset turnover and profit margin to forecast changes in profitability.
To gain insight into asset turnover, individual asset turnovers for receivables, inventories, and fixed assets were examined.
The first two, i.e., profitability and asset turnover, relate to operating performance.
Parent firms in general have a lower asset turnover ratio (total sales over total assets) than do subsidiary companies.