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Company  ROE  Country Industry
Albemarle17.90%USABasic Materials
Al Meera Consumer Go11.40%QatarConsumer Goods
Ain Pharmaciez21.50%JapanConsumer Services
Adastria Holdings22.80%JapanConsumer Services
Aamal Co. Q.S.C.8.10%QatarFinancials
Dell Technologies50.20%USATechnology
Qinqin Foodstuffs Gr10.60%ChinaConsumer Goods
Poste Italiane8.60%ItalyFinancials
Herc Holding7.40%USAConsumer Services
Hydro One8.80%CanadaUtilities
Worldpay Group29.70%UKIndustrials
DONG Energy-27.10%DenmarkUtilities
Covestro AG12.80%GermanyBasic Materials

Return on Equity ratio measures the ability of a company to generate profits from its own equity (capital less debt).

However, all companies with a return on equity (ROE) high do not necessarily make good investments. Some have high ROE because they require little equity (consulting firm, for example). Other industries require significant infrastructure so they need much more Equity. These two kinds of firms are not comparable only looking at ROE. Indeed, capital-intensive industries are located in markets where barriers to entry limit the competition. High rate of return companies (high ROE) with little equity contribution will be competing more strongly because the entry barriers will be more permeable. In the latter case, the risk of being copied by competitor is higher.

return on equity ROE

Like many financial ratios, ROE only makes sense when one wishes to compare companies in the same sector.

A high ROE provides no immediate benefit. The price of a share is primarily guided by the earnings per share. However, in the context of globalization, large companies operating with corporate governance are trying to accomplish certain goals, including a high return on equity for shareholders, which orient their policies.

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