Return on Equity or ROE tells company stockholders how effectually their money is being utilized or reinvested. It is a useful ratio when analyzing company profitability or the management effectiveness given the capital invested by the shareholders. ROE shows how effecently a company utilizes investments to generate income.
For most industries Return on Equity between 10% and 30% are considered desirable to provide dividends to owners and have funds for future growth of the company. Investors should be very careful using ROE as the only efficiency indicator because ROE can be high if a company is heavily leveraged.
Walgreen Return On Equity Assessment
Based on latest financial disclosure Walgreen Co has Return On Equity of 13.0%. This is 236.41% lower than that of Services sector, and 116.63% lower than that of Drug Stores industry, The Return On Equity for all stocks is 326.09% lower than the firm.
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Walgreen is rated second in return on equity category among related companies.
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