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Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP)
Net Margin
1.83% (As of Mar. 2013)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Plains Exploration & Production Company's net income for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 was $23 Mil. Plains Exploration & Production Company's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 was $1,232 Mil. Therefore, Plains Exploration & Production Company's net margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 was 1.83%.

PXP' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: 0   Max: 0
Current: 0

PXP's Net Marginis ranked lower than
54% of the 902 Companies
in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry.

( Industry Median: 1.99 vs. PXP: 0.00 )

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.

Plains Exploration & Production Company's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Dec. 2012 )/Revenue (A: Dec. 2012 )
=306.42/2565.307
=11.94 %

Plains Exploration & Production Company's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2013 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2013 )/Revenue (Q: Mar. 2013 )
=22.585/1232.115
=1.83 %

* 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.

Plains Exploration & Production Company Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12
netmargin 19.541.32-22.6658.6712.47-29.5011.486.6910.4511.94

Plains Exploration & Production Company Quarterly Data

Dec10Mar11Jun11Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13
netmargin -4.7716.4924.26-17.5918.88-15.7039.38-7.2722.021.83
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