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United States Lime & Minerals Inc (NAS:USLM)
Net Margin
10.54% (As of Dec. 2014)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. United States Lime & Minerals Inc's net income for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $3.7 Mil. United States Lime & Minerals Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $35.4 Mil. Therefore, United States Lime & Minerals Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 10.54%.

USLM' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: -1.96   Max: 15.56
Current: 12.93

-1.96
15.56
USLM's Net Marginis ranked higher than
89% of the 998 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.21 vs. USLM: 12.93 )

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.

United States Lime & Minerals Inc'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 )
=19.367/149.841
=12.93 %

United States Lime & Minerals Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Dec. 2014 )/Revenue (Q: Dec. 2014 )
=3.731/35.401
=10.54 %

* 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.

United States Lime & Minerals Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
netmargin 9.8010.708.3410.1411.6513.6115.5611.8611.0612.93

United States Lime & Minerals Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
netmargin 11.5711.898.7313.1512.988.7312.2414.7813.8910.54
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