Fixed asset turnover ratio


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Fixed asset turnover ratio

The ratio of sales to fixed assets.

Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio

A measure of how efficiently a business generates sales from its investments. That is, it is the ratio of the amount a company earns in sales to the average value of its fixed assets. Fixed assets are investments that cannot easily be converted into cash, e.g. a factory or computer system, and can be quite expensive. Thus, if a company has a high ratio, this means that its sales have kept pace with or exceeded the amount it has invested in fixed assets, which is a positive sign for the company.
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2008 Q2 2007 2006 2005 2004 Liquidity Ratios Current ratio 0.41 0.43 0.54 0.52 0.43 Asset management ratios Days sales outstanding 79 90 105 100 99 Fixed asset turnover ratio 3.27 2.96 10.89 11.42 10.2 Total asset turnover ratio 0.43 0.4 0.41 0.39 0.35 Debt management ratios Debt Ratio 55.8% 56.4% 53.9% 54.5% 57.0% Profitability ratios Profit margin on sales 11.2% 11.2% 10.4% 9.8% 12.8% Return on asset 4.8% 4.4% 4.3% 3.9% 4.5% Return on equity 10.9% 10.2% 9.3% 8.5% 10.5% [GRAPHIC OMITTED]
26.1 65.3 107.8 Liquidity ratios Current Ratio 2.24 1.60 1.42 Quick Ratio 1.14 0.93 0.79 Leverage ratios Debt Ratio 0.26 0.35 0.38 Debt-to-equity Ratio 0.34 0.54 0.62 Times interest earned Ratio 4.68 4.17 3.79 Activity ratios Fixed asset turnover Ratio 8.15 5.97 5.94 Total asset turnover Ratio 1.57 1.54 1.75 Profitability ratio Gross profit margins Percent 16.57 16.78 18.47 Return on total assets before interest and taxes Percent 4.19 5.51 5.73 Return on total equity Percent 5.43 8.04 8.39 Size (2001) (2,3) Measure/Item Super Small Medi.
The inventory turnover and fixed asset turnover ratios are significantly higher in U.K.
For fixed asset turnover ratios (sales over fixed assets), subsidiary firms had higher ratios than did parent firms, indicating that the fixed assets of subsidiary companies were more productive than those of parent firms.