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Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)
Net Margin
1.27% (As of Oct. 2014)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Agilent Technologies Inc's net income for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $23 Mil. Agilent Technologies Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $1,805 Mil. Therefore, Agilent Technologies Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was 1.27%.

A' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -46.06   Max: 66.5
Current: 7.22

-46.06
66.5
A's Net Marginis ranked higher than
86% of the 256 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: 0.20 vs. A: 7.22 )

Definition

Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

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

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Oct. 2014 )/Revenue (A: Oct. 2014 )
=504/6981
=7.22 %

Agilent Technologies Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Oct. 2014 )/Revenue (Q: Oct. 2014 )
=23/1805
=1.27 %

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


Explanation

Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a company’s profitability and valuation, it is the least reliable. The reason is that reported earnings can be manipulated easily by adjusting any numbers such as Depreciation, Depletion and Amotorization and non-recurring items.

But the long term trend of the net margin is a good indicator of the competitiveness and health of the business.


Related Terms

Net Income, Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Selling, General, & Admin. Expense, Research & Development, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Interest Expense, Non-Recurring Items, Tax Expense


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
netmargin 6.9866.5011.7712.00-0.6912.5615.3016.8110.687.22

Agilent Technologies Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
netmargin 14.1024.0510.659.5810.1712.2811.618.038.321.27
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