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Sherwin-Williams Co (NYSE:SHW)
Net Margin
5.36% (As of Mar. 2015)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Sherwin-Williams Co's net income for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $131 Mil. Sherwin-Williams Co's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $2,450 Mil. Therefore, Sherwin-Williams Co's net margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 5.36%.

SHW' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: 0.31   Max: 7.78
Current: 7.86

0.31
7.78
SHW's Net Marginis ranked higher than
84% of the 1439 Companies
in the Global Specialty Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 3.92 vs. SHW: 7.86 )

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.

Sherwin-Williams Co's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Dec. 2014 )/Revenue (A: Dec. 2014 )
=865.887/11129.533
=7.78 %

Sherwin-Williams Co's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2015 )/Revenue (Q: Mar. 2015 )
=131.404/2450.284
=5.36 %

* 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.

Sherwin-Williams Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
netmargin 6.447.387.695.986.145.955.046.627.397.78

Sherwin-Williams Co Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
netmargin 3.065.369.489.244.734.889.5810.355.175.36
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