Profitability metrics

More Japanese companies go beyond 10% ROE

Fanuc logged a record net profit last fiscal year, with its ROE rising to 16.1%.

TOKYO -- Major Japanese companies are becoming adept at using their capital more efficiently, with one out of three boasting a return on equity -- a key indicator in this regard -- of more than 10%. Of 1,714 nonfinancial companies listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, 549, or ...