What does it do?
The fixed asset turnover ratio measures the amount of sales activity a business is deriving from its investment in fixed assets. This fixed asset turnover ratio calculator works out the value of the ratio based on input values for revenue and opening and closing fixed assets.
The value of the fixed asset turnover ratio will depend on the industry the business operates in. The higher the ratio, the higher the sales activity for a given level of fixed assets, and the higher the earnings are likely to be. Managements job is to ensure that the fixed assets are managed efficiently, and the trend of the ratio is upwards. Further details on this ratio can be found in our fixed asset turnover ratio tutorial.
The fixed asset turnover calculation is carried out using the fixed asset turnover formula by dividing the revenue by the average fixed assets for the period.
Fixed asset turnover ratio = Revenue / Average fixed assets
Revenue sometimes referred to as sales or turnover, is found on the income statement. Fixed assets are found on the balance sheet of the business. The average of the opening and closing fixed asset levels is used to avoid distorting the result.
The Excel fixed asset turnover ratio calculator, available for download below, is used to compute the fixed asset turnover ratio by entering details relating to the revenue and the opening and closing fixed asset levels. The calculator is used as follows:
The revenue is entered. Revenue is found on the income statement of the business. It is sometimes referred to as sales, net sales or turnover.
The opening and closing fixed asset levels are entered. The opening and closing fixed asset levels are found on the balance sheets of the business. The figure used for fixed assets should be net of accumulated depreciation.
The fixed asset turnover ratio calculator works out the average value of the fixed assets during the accounting period, and the fixed asset turnover ratio.
Fixed Asset Turnover Ratio Calculator Download
The fixed asset turnover ratio calculator spreadsheet is available for download in Excel format by following the link below.
There is no correct value for the fixed asset turnover ratio as it depends on the industry in which the business operates. It is useful to compare the calculated figure with other businesses in your industry using figures available from published financial statements.
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Chartered accountant Michael Brown is the founder and CEO of Double Entry Bookkeeping. He has worked as an accountant and consultant for more than 25 years in all types of industries. He has been the CFO or controller of both small and medium sized companies and has run small businesses of his own. He has been a manager and an auditor with Deloitte, a big 4 accountancy firm, and holds a BSc from Loughborough University.