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PSS World Medical, Inc. (NAS:PSSI)
Net Margin
3.63% (As of Sep. 2012)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s net income for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $15 Mil. PSS World Medical, Inc.'s revenue for the six months ended in Sep. 2012 was $421 Mil. Therefore, PSS World Medical, Inc.'s net margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 was 3.63%.

PSSI' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -4.6   Max: 3.7
Current: 3.5

-4.6
3.7
PSSI's Net Marginis ranked lower than
69% of the 51 Companies
in the Global Medical Distribution industry.

( Industry Median: 1.96 vs. PSSI: 3.50 )

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.

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2012 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Mar. 2012 )/Revenue (A: Mar. 2012 )
=74.319/2102.002
=3.54 %

PSS World Medical, Inc.'s Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2012 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Sep. 2012 )/Revenue (Q: Sep. 2012 )
=15.27/420.798
=3.63 %

* 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.

PSS World Medical, Inc. Annual Data

Mar03Mar04Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12
netmargin -4.652.042.642.732.903.062.973.383.663.54

PSS World Medical, Inc. Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Sep10Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12
netmargin 2.873.943.833.932.763.843.823.712.623.63
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