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Delta Air Lines Operating Income

: $1,867 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2021)
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Delta Air Lines's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2021 was $247 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2021 was $1,867 Mil.

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Delta Air Lines's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2021 was $247 Mil. Delta Air Lines's Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2021 was $9,470 Mil. Therefore, Delta Air Lines's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 was 2.61%.

Delta Air Lines's 5-Year average Growth Rate for Operating Margin % was 0.00% per year.

Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition. Delta Air Lines's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 was 1.49%. Delta Air Lines's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 was -1.50%.


Delta Air Lines Operating Income Historical Data

The historical data trend for Delta Air Lines's Operating Income can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Delta Air Lines Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Operating Income
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 5,966.00 5,264.00 6,618.00 -4,250.00 1,867.00

Delta Air Lines Quarterly Data
Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21
Operating Income Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -437.00 -1,442.00 824.00 2,238.00 247.00

Delta Air Lines Operating Income Calculation

Operating Income, is the profit a company earned through operations. All expenses, including cash expenses such as cost of goods sold (COGS), research & development, wages, and non-cash expenses, such as depreciation, depletion and amortization, have been deducted from the sales.

Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $1,867 Mil.

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Delta Air Lines  (NYSE:DAL) Operating Income Explanation

1. Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition.

Delta Air Lines's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROC % (Q: Dec. 2021 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income * ( 1 - Tax Rate % )/( (Invested Capital (Q: Sep. 2021 ) + Invested Capital (Q: Dec. 2021 ))/ count )
=988 * ( 1 - -3.29% )/( (68209 + 69044)/ 2 )
=1020.5052/68626.5
=1.49 %

where

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2021) data.

2. Joel Greenblatt's definition of Return on Capital:

Delta Air Lines's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt) %(Q: Dec. 2021 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Property, Plant and Equipment+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Sep. 2021  Q: Dec. 2021
=EBIT/( ( (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) + (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) )/ count )
=-520/( ( (33643 + max(-13723, 0)) + (35922 + max(-13860, 0)) )/ 2 )
=-520/( ( 33643 + 35922 )/ 2 )
=-520/34782.5
=-1.50 %

where Working Capital is:

Working Capital(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(2183 + 1012 + 1074) - (8027 + 8865 + 1100)
=-13723

Working Capital(Q: Dec. 2021 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(2404 + 1098 + 1119) - (8443 + 8938 + 1100)
=-13860

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (Dec. 2021) EBIT data.

3. Operating Income is also linked to Operating Margin %:

Delta Air Lines's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2021 )/Revenue (Q: Dec. 2021 )
=247/9470
=2.61 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

4. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the Operating Income growth rate using Operating Income per share data.


Be Aware

Compared with a company's EBITDA margin, Operating Margin can be manipulated by adjusting the rate of depreciation, depletion and amortization (DDA).

If a company is facing competition, its Operating Margin may decline. Often the Operating Margin declines well before the company's revenue or even profit decline. Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important indicator of whether the company is facing problems.

For instance, by 2012, Nokia (NOK)'s problems were well known and its stock had lost more than 90% of its market value since 2007. But Nokia's Operating Margin had already been in decline since 2002, although its earnings per share were still rising. Investors who paid attention to Operating Margin would have avoided this huge loss. The same can be said for Research-in-Motion (RIMM).

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Delta Air Lines Business Description

Delta Air Lines logo
Industry
Industrials » Transportation NAICS : 481111 SIC : 4512
Address
Post Office Box 20706, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30320-6001
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is one of the world's largest airlines, with a network of over 300 destinations in more than 50 countries. Delta operates a hub-and-spoke system network, where it gathers and distributes passengers across the globe through key locations in Atlanta, New York, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Seattle, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Delta's sale of frequent flier miles, particularly to American Express, is a major driver of the firm's profits.
Executives
Jacobson Paul A officer: EVP & CFO C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC., DEPT. 981 P.O. BOX 20574 ATLANTA GA 30320
Carter Ashton B director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Mattson George N director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Jackson Jeanne P director 537 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE #306 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660
Waller Kathy N director THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Taylor David S director THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ONE PROCTER & GAMBLE PLAZA CINCINNATI OH 45202
Rial Sergio director CARGILL, INCORPORATED 15615 MCGINTY ROAD WEST WAYZATA MN 55391
Huerta Michael P director 1800 M STREET NW SUITE 800 WASHINGTON DC 20036
Dewalt David G director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: DEWALT DAVID G a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Blake Francis S director 2455 PACES FERRY RD ATLANTA GA 30339
Easter William H Iii director 370 17TH ST STE 2500 DENVER CO 80202
Samant Rahul D officer: EVP & Chief Info Officer C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Buffett Warren E 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM ST STE 1440 OMAHA NE 68131
Berkshire Hathaway Inc 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM STREET OMAHA NE 68131
Carroll William C officer: SVP, Finance & Controller C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320

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