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R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co (NYSE:RRD)
Net Margin %
40.87% (As of Dec. 2016)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's net income for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-514 Mil. R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $-1,258 Mil. Therefore, R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's net margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was 40.87%.

RRD' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -7.19   Max: 2.21
Current: -7.19

-7.19
2.21
RRD's Net Margin % is ranked lower than
84% of the 625 Companies
in the Global Business Services industry.

( Industry Median: 3.74 vs. RRD: -7.19 )

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.

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Dec. 2016 )/Revenue (A: Dec. 2016 )
=-495.9/6895.7
=-7.19 %

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Dec. 2016 )/Revenue (Q: Dec. 2016 )
=-514.1/-1257.8
=40.87 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
netmargin -0.42-1.64-0.282.21-1.16-6.372.021.642.18-7.19

R.R.Donnelley & Sons Co Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
netmargin 2.10-1.430.811.580.51-5.131.50-0.53-0.2640.87
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