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Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold (NYSE:FCX)
Net Margin
12.01% (As of Dec. 2013)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's net income for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $707 Mil. Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $5,885 Mil. Therefore, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's net margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 12.01%.

FCX' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -62.19   Max: 25.16
Current: 12.7

-62.19
25.16
FCX's Net Marginis ranked higher than
90% of the 1252 Companies
in the Global Copper industry.

( Industry Median: -0.09 vs. FCX: 12.70 )

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.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Dec. 2013 )/Revenue (A: Dec. 2013 )
=2658/20921
=12.70 %

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Dec. 2013 )/Revenue (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=707/5885
=12.01 %

* 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.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
netmargin 8.5323.8125.1617.57-62.1918.2822.8421.8416.8912.70

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
netmargin 20.2715.3816.5915.8718.6616.4614.1411.2413.3212.01
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