This video shows how to calculate and interpret a company’s Asset Turnover.

The Asset Turnover (AT) is computed as follows:

AT = Net Sales / Average Total Assets

Thus, a company with Net Sales of $100,000 and Average Total Assets of $25,000 would have an AT of 4. This means the company generated four dollars in sales for every dollar of assets.

The Asset Turnover shows how good a company is at generating sales, given the assets it has. What is a good or bad AT depends on the industry. A grocery store would probably have a higher AT than a car dealership that sells luxury vehicles.