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General Mills Operating Income

: $2,821 Mil (TTM As of May. 2019)
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General Mills's Operating Income for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $718 Mil. ts operating income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2019 was $2,821 Mil.

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. General Mills's Operating Income for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $718 Mil. General Mills's Revenue for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $4,162 Mil. Therefore, General Mills's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was 17.25%.

Good Sign:

General Mills Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

General Mills's 5-Year average Growth Rate for Operating Margin % was 1.50% per year.

Operating Income or EBIT is linked to Return on Capital for both regular definition and Joel Greenblatt's definition. General Mills's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was 12.32%. General Mills's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was 78.45%.


General Mills Operating Income Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

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General Mills Annual Data
May10 May11 May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19
Operating Income Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2,621.20 2,710.60 2,679.00 2,585.50 2,821.00

General Mills Quarterly Data
Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19
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 687.40 600.10 756.40 746.40 718.10

General Mills 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.

General Mills's Operating Income for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as

Operating Income(A: May. 2019 )
=Revenue-Cost of Goods Sold-Selling, General, & Admin. Expense
=16865.2-11108.4-2935.8
-Research & Development-Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization-Others
-0-620.1--620.1
=2,821

General Mills's Operating Income for the quarter that ended in is calculated as

Operating Income(Q: May. 2019 )
=Revenue-Cost of Goods Sold-Selling, General, & Admin. Expense
=4161.7-2700.4-743.2
-Research & Development-Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization-Others (1)
-0-155.5--155.5
=718

Operating Income(Q: May. 2019 )
=EBITDA-Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization-Others (2)
=901.8-155.5-28.2
=718

Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2019 was 600.1 (Aug. 2018 ) + 756.4 (Nov. 2018 ) + 746.4 (Feb. 2019 ) + 718.1 (May. 2019 ) = $2,821 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) Operating Income Explanation

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

General Mills's annualized ROC % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:

ROC %(Q: May. 2019 )
=NOPAT/Average Invested Capital
=Operating Income*(1-Tax Rate)/( (Invested Capital (Q: Feb. 2019 ) + Invested Capital (Q: May. 2019 ))/2)
=2872.4 * ( 1 - 8.88% )/( (21404.4 + 21094.5)/2)
=2617.33088/21249.45
=12.32 %

where

Invested Capital(Q: Feb. 2019 )
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Total Stockholders Equity - Cash
=11642.6 + 3378.5 + 6930.4 - 547.1
=21404.4

Invested Capital(Q: May. 2019 )
=Book Value of Debt + Book Value of Equity - Cash
=Long-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Short-Term Debt & Capital Lease Obligation + Total Stockholders Equity - Cash
=11624.8 + 2865.2 + 7054.5 - 450
=21094.5

Note: The Operating Income data used here is four times the quarterly (May. 2019) operating income data.

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

General Mills's annualized ROC (Joel Greenblatt) % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:

ROC (Joel Greenblatt's)(Q: May. 2019 )
=EBIT/Average of (Net fixed Assets + Net Working Capital)
=EBIT/Average of (Property, Plant and Equipment+Net Working Capital)
     Q: Feb. 2019  Q: May. 2019
=EBIT/( ( (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) + (Property, Plant and Equipment + Net Working Capital) )/2 )
=2985.2/( ( (3822.9 + max(-515.4, 0)) + (3787.2 + max(-777.8, 0)) )/2 )
=2985.2/( ( 3822.9 + 3787.2 )/2 )
=2985.2/3805.05
=78.45 %

where Working Capital is:

Working Capital(Q: Feb. 2019 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(1704.1 + 1544.5 + 374.1) - (2750.5 + 0 + 1387.6)
=-515.4

Working Capital(Q: May. 2019 )
=(Accounts Receivable + Total Inventories + Other Current Assets) - (Accounts Payable & Accrued Expense + Defer. Rev. + Other Current Liabilities)
=(1679.7 + 1559.3 + 205.1) - (3846.5 + 0 + 375.4)
=-777.8

When net working capital is negative, 0 is used.

Note: The EBIT data used here is four times the quarterly (May. 2019) EBIT data.

3. Operating Income is also linked to Operating Margin:

General Mills's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as:

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: May. 2019 )/Revenue (Q: May. 2019 )
=718.1/4161.7
=17.25 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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).

Therefore, Operating Margin is a very important screening filter for GuruFocus. GuruFocus's Buffett-Munger screener requires that the profit margin is either consistent or expanding. The Model Portfolio of the Buffett-Munger screener has outperformed the market every year since inception in 2009.


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