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Sycamore Networks Inc  (OTCPK:SCMR) Net Margin %: -55.33% (As of Jan. 2013)

Net margin is calculated as Net Income divided by its Revenue. Sycamore Networks Inc's Net Income for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was $-5.24 Mil. Sycamore Networks Inc's Revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2013 was $9.47 Mil. Therefore, Sycamore Networks Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2013 was -55.33%.



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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Sycamore Networks Inc Annual Data

Jul03 Jul04 Jul05 Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12
Net Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only -0.10 -79.53 -21.58 -36.56 -22.56

Sycamore Networks Inc Quarterly Data

Apr08 Jul08 Oct08 Jan09 Apr09 Jul09 Oct09 Jan10 Apr10 Jul10 Oct10 Jan11 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13
Net Margin % 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 -28.02 -42.70 -15.03 -56.00 -55.33

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

Net margin - also known as net profit margin is the ratio of Net Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

Sycamore Networks Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2012 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Jul. 2012 )/Revenue (A: Jul. 2012 )
=-12.924/57.285
=-22.56 %

Sycamore Networks Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Jan. 2013 )/Revenue (Q: Jan. 2013 )
=-5.24/9.47
=-55.33 %

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


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