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VMware Inc (NYSE:VMW)
Net Margin
10.13% (As of Mar. 2016)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. VMware Inc's net income for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $161 Mil. VMware Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1,589 Mil. Therefore, VMware Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was 10.13%.

VMW' s Net Margin Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.74   Max: 19.47
Current: 14.48

9.74
19.47
VMW's Net Margin is ranked higher than
84% of the 1798 Companies
in the Global Software - Infrastructure industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. VMW: 14.48 )

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.

VMware Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Dec. 2015 )/Revenue (A: Dec. 2015 )
=997/6571
=15.17 %

VMware Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2016 )/Revenue (Q: Mar. 2016 )
=161/1589
=10.13 %

* 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.

VMware Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
netmargin 12.2016.4515.429.7412.5119.2216.1919.4714.6815.17

VMware Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
netmargin 22.5914.6311.4612.8119.1512.9711.3115.3120.0210.13
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