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Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net income for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $3,711 Mil. Wal-Mart Stores Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $119,001 Mil. Therefore, Wal-Mart Stores Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was 3.12%.
Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as
Wal-Mart Stores Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as
Although Net Income and Earnings-per-Share (EPS) are the most widely used parameter in measuring a companys 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.
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