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W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA)
Net Margin
3.82% (As of Dec. 2013)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. W. R. Grace & Co.'s net income for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $30 Mil. W. R. Grace & Co.'s revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $777 Mil. Therefore, W. R. Grace & Co.'s net margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 3.82%.

GRA' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -17.8   Max: 17.65
Current: 8.37

-17.8
17.65
GRA's Net Marginis ranked higher than
84% of the 980 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. GRA: 8.37 )

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.

W. R. Grace & Co.'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 )
=256.1/3060.7
=8.37 %

W. R. Grace & Co.'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 )
=29.7/776.7
=3.82 %

* 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.

W. R. Grace & Co. Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
netmargin -17.802.620.652.853.662.527.748.391.278.37

W. R. Grace & Co. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
netmargin 9.417.048.078.389.72-20.777.4510.319.003.82
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