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Alere Inc (NYSE:ALR)
Net Margin
3.75% (As of Sep. 2016)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Alere Inc's net income for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$22 Mil. Alere Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$582 Mil. Therefore, Alere Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 3.75%.

ALR' s Net Margin Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -47.2   Max: 8.38
Current: -1.64

-47.2
8.38
ALR's Net Margin is ranked higher than
50% of the 197 Companies
in the Global Diagnostics & Research industry.

( Industry Median: -1.64 vs. ALR: -1.64 )

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.

Alere Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Net Margin = Net Income (A: Dec. 2015 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2015 ) = 206.376 / 2463.316 = 8.38 %

Alere Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Net Margin = Net Income (Q: Sep. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = 21.82 / 582.354 = 3.75 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Alere Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 netmargin -2.96 -28.76 -1.38 1.75 -47.20 -5.60 -3.28 -2.87 -1.30 8.38

Alere Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 netmargin -6.96 -15.15 17.69 34.32 2.31 -0.38 -2.58 -1.74 -5.73 3.75
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