Looking at Q4, Applied Materials (NASDAQ:AMAT) earned $1.28 billion, a 15.79% increase from the preceding quarter. Applied Materials also posted a total of $4.69 billion in sales, a 6.67% increase since Q3. Applied Materials earned $1.11 billion, and sales totaled $4.39 billion in Q3.
Why ROCE Is Significant
Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in Applied Materials's Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed ...
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