Cash ROA (TTM)View Financial Glossary Index
Cash ROA (TTM) is the amount of cash flow from operations (CFO) over a firm's total assets. Typically, a ROA compares net income (NI) to a firm's total assets. The difference between using CFO and NI is that CFO is harder to manipulate than NI, thus a better indicator of true return.
An increasing cash ROA means a company is generating more cash flow for every asset dollar. Differences between ROA and Cash ROA can potentially illustrate where cash flows are not increasing even when NI is increasing.
CFO (TTM) / Average Total Assets (TTM)