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Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Hewlett-Packard Co's net income for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $1,366 Mil. Hewlett-Packard Co's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2015 was $26,839 Mil. Therefore, Hewlett-Packard Co's net margin for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2015 was 5.09%.
Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.
Hewlett-Packard Co's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as
Hewlett-Packard Co's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2015 is calculated as
Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a companys 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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