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Do you know what ROE means? Why would you want it under 1? Is that a typo?

In case that's not a typo and you don't know what it means, ROE is "Return On Equity," or one year's profit divided by the average shareholder equity for that year, usually expressed as a percentage. A higher ROE is usually taken to indicate a more efficient use of resources at management's disposal, though ROE can be inflated (some would argue "enhanced") using debt. If you control for debt, a high ROE can be a very good attribute to find in a company.

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