Nucor, a steel manufacturer, reported net income for 2008 of $1,831 million on sales of $23,663 million.

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Nucor, a steel manufacturer, reported net income for 2008 of $1,831 million on sales of $23,663 million. Interest expense for 2008 was $135 million, and minority interest was $314 million for 2008. The income tax rate is 35 percent. Total assets were $9,826 million at the beginning of 2008 and $13,874 million at the end of 2008. Compute the rate of ROA for 2008 and disaggregate ROA into profit margin for ROA and asset turnover components.


Asset Turnover
Asset turnover is sales divided by total assets. Important for comparison over time and to other companies of the same industry. This is a standard business ratio.
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