Risk Management

Techniques For Special Management Decisions

ABSTRACT: Investments in government bonds or bank savings accounts are more risky than any other investment activity. The investor expects a high level of return because he takes on high risk. The business’s profits are the source of its return. Corporate shareholders tend to evaluate corporate management by the amount of profit they earn relative to their capital. This paper will provide further information on the techniques that can be used to judge the performance and effectiveness of corporate management.


Financial security is all about investing wisely. To ensure their financial security, everyone will attempt to start investing money as soon as they can so that it will grow over time. Because they must balance risks and returns, choosing wise investments is essential. Many people make investments in private companies that offer high interest rates, but the money may disappear after a while and they lose all their invested money. Indian youth today are better paid than in the past ten years due to ITES such as BPO, Call Center, and strong economy. This allows people to save more money while also being willing to take risks. Young investors are attracted to shares because of their disposable income, the ability to diversify and receive attractive returns, as well as their easy money to make. Investment in shares comes with high risk. Before investing in shares, investors should evaluate the corporate performance. As a tool to evaluate management performance, return on capital has been gaining significant attention in recent years. This is how the return on capital can be used to evaluate management performance.

1. Ratio for investors

2. Ratio of earnings to capital


The return on common shareholders equity is called the investor’s ratio. It measures the relationship between net income after taxes, and shareholders equity. The former can be calculated simply by dividing the latter. It is based on historical data and does not take into account changes in the stock market. It can be used to predict corporate failure.

The ratio earnings to capital used is also known as the return of ROI, return from assets, or return to capital employed. This ratio is calculated by multiplying the income from operations with the total assets. It represents the effectiveness of all operating decisions, from routine to critical, made at all levels of corporate management from shop supervisors to president. Take, for example:

Production Decisions

Marketing decisions

Administrative decisions

Calculation of the return on capital. The purpose for which the Return on Capital is calculated has an impact on the type and value of factors making up operational assets and operating income. The problem of measuring performance in company segments is different from the one that is used to measure company performance as a whole. Return on capital is used for evaluating the performance of operating managers in different segments of a company. This includes product divisions, branch offices, sales territories, capital expenditure decisions and pricing decisions.

Problem with return on capital used: Capital employed in a company’s balance sheets cannot be used to determine efficiency in capital resource use. Because the balance sheet capital employed only measures capital that has been used for a specific date. It does not reflect the total period of capital. The static nature of capital employed at the date would influence the outcome. This measure will yield a greater than life result because the capital employed as at the balance sheet date will always produce an average and not the total resources used. A negative net worth firm will result in a loss of capital, which is essentially meaningless.

Conclusion: The return on capital concept is used to evaluate an investment. It also serves a financial purpose. This can be used in measuring managerial effectiveness. As well as the number of other devices, the return on capital used (or residual income) is considered a useful tool for motivating and measuring segment management’s performance. But, it is important to recognize their limitations and potential pitfalls. Negative motivation and faulty measurement can be avoided by using the reporting approach of return on capital and residual income for segment managers. This allows them to report only changes in their own segment over time. It also avoids unfair comparisons with other segments.


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