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Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)
Operating Income
$848 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2015)

Agilent Technologies Inc's operating income for the three months ended in Jul. 2015 was $144 Mil. Its operating income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2015 was $848 Mil.

Operating margin is calculated as operating income divided by its revenue. Agilent Technologies Inc's operating income for the three months ended in Jul. 2015 was $144 Mil. Agilent Technologies Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2015 was $1,014 Mil. Therefore, Agilent Technologies Inc's operating margin for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 was 14.20%.

Good Sign:

Agilent Technologies Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

Agilent Technologies Inc's 3-Year average Growth Rate for operating margin was 45.20% per year.

Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt’s definition. Agilent Technologies Inc's annualized return on capital for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 was 12.95%. Agilent Technologies Inc's annualized return on capital (Joel Greenblatt’s) for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 was 52.18%.


Definition

Operating income, is the profit a company earned through operations. All expenses, including cash expenses such as cost of goods sold (COGS), research & development, wages, and non-cash expenses, such as depreciation, depletion and amortization, have been deducted from the sales.

Agilent Technologies Inc's Operating Income for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

Operating Income(A: Oct. 2014 )
=Revenue-Cost of Goods Sold-Selling, General, & Admin. Expense
=6981-3388-2043
-Research & Development-Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization-Others
-719-384--384
=831

Agilent Technologies Inc's Operating Income for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 is calculated as

Operating Income(Q: Jul. 2015 )
=Revenue-Cost of Goods Sold-Selling, General, & Admin. Expense
=1014-501-290
-Research & Development-Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization-Others (1)
-79-62--62
=144

Operating Income(Q: Jul. 2015 )
=EBITDA-Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization-Others (2)
=207-62-1
=144

Agilent Technologies Inc Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2015 was 482 (Oct. 2014 ) + 115 (Jan. 2015 ) + 107 (Apr. 2015 ) + 144 (Jul. 2015 ) = $848 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

1. Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt’s definition.

Agilent Technologies Inc's annualized Return on Capital (ROC) for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 is calculated as:

Return on Capital (ROC)(Q: Jul. 2015 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Oper. Inc.*(1-Tax Rate)/( (Invested Capital (Q: Apr. 2015 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Jul. 2015 ))/2)
=576 * ( 1 - 17.97% )/( (3617 + 3683)/2)
=472.4928/3650
=12.95 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Apr. 2015 )
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt + Short-Term Debt + Total Equity - Cash
=1656 + 0 + 4158 - 2197
=3617

Invested Capital(Q: Jul. 2015 )
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt + Short-Term Debt + Total Equity - Cash
=1655 + 0 + 4103 - 2075
=3683

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Jul. 2015) operating income data.

2. Joel Greenblatt’s definition of Return on Capital:

Agilent Technologies Inc's annualized Return on Capital (Joel Greenblatt’s) for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 is calculated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt’s)(Q: Jul. 2015 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Net PPE+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Apr. 2015  Q: Jul. 2015
=EBIT/( ( (Net PPE + Net Working Capital) + (Net PPE + Net Working Capital) )/2 )
=580/( ( (593 + max(493, 0)) + (587 + max(550, 0)) )/2 )
=580/( ( 1086 + 1137 )/2 )
=580/1111.5
=52.18 %

where Working Capital is:

Working Capital(Q: Apr. 2015 )
=(Accts Rec. + Inventory + Other Curr. Ass.) - (Accts Pay. + Defer. Rev. + Other Curr. Liab.)
=(576 + 556 + 291) - (659 + 271 + 0)
=493

Working Capital(Q: Jul. 2015 )
=(Accts Rec. + Inventory + Other Curr. Ass.) - (Accts Pay. + Defer. Rev. + Other Curr. Liab.)
=(584 + 545 + 274) - (588 + 265 + 0)
=550

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

Note: The Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) data used here is four times the quarterly (Jul. 2015) EBIT data.

3. Operating Income is also linked to Operating Margin:

Agilent Technologies Inc's Operating Margin for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2015 is calculated as:

Operating Margin=Operating Income (Q: Jul. 2015 )/Total Revenue (Q: Jul. 2015 )
=144/1014
=14.20 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Be Aware

Compared with a company’s EBITDA margin, Operating Margin can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin may decline. Often the Operating Margin declines well before the company’s revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)’s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia’s Operating Margin had already been in decline since 2002, although its earnings per share were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus’s Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


Related Terms

Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Selling, General, & Admin. Expense, Research & Development, Gross Profit, EBITDA, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Return on Capital, Return on Capital (Joel Greenblatt’s), Earnings Yield, Operating Margin, EBIT


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Agilent Technologies Inc Annual Data

Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14
Operating Income 216464584795475661,0711,119951831

Agilent Technologies Inc Quarterly Data

Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15
Operating Income 21323628512494131482115107144
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