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WGL Holdings Inc (NYSE:WGL)
Net Margin
11.17% (As of Dec. 2015)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. WGL Holdings Inc's net income for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $69 Mil. WGL Holdings Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2015 was $613 Mil. Therefore, WGL Holdings Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 was 11.17%.

WGL' s Net Margin Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.31   Max: 5.82
Current: 5.42

3.31
5.82
WGL's Net Margin is ranked lower than
58% of the 645 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Gas industry.

( Industry Median: 7.40 vs. WGL: 5.42 )

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.

WGL Holdings Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Sep. 2015 )/Revenue (A: Sep. 2015 )
=132.579/2659.83
=4.98 %

WGL Holdings Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Dec. 2015 )/Revenue (Q: Dec. 2015 )
=68.501/613.384
=11.17 %

* 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.

WGL Holdings Inc Annual Data

Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14Sep15
netmargin 3.324.084.434.504.114.305.823.313.864.98

WGL Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
netmargin -12.512.795.24-2.488.368.578.16-3.480.4111.17
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