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Viacom Inc (NAS:VIAB)
Net Margin
17.83% (As of Jun. 2014)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Viacom Inc's net income for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $610 Mil. Viacom Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $3,421 Mil. Therefore, Viacom Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 17.83%.

VIAB' s 10-Year Net Margin Range
Min: 3.65   Max: 17.36
Current: 18.32

3.65
17.36
VIAB's Net Marginis ranked higher than
94% of the 481 Companies
in the Global Media - Diversified industry.

( Industry Median: 6.21 vs. VIAB: 18.32 )

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.

Viacom Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Sep. 2013 )/Revenue (A: Sep. 2013 )
=2395/13794
=17.36 %

Viacom Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Jun. 2014 )/Revenue (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=610/3421
=17.83 %

* 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.

Viacom Inc Annual Data

Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Sep11Sep12Sep13
netmargin 0.003.6513.2014.0113.698.5512.1514.3214.2717.36

Viacom Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
netmargin 17.5616.4819.3314.1815.2517.4122.0217.1115.8217.83
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