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Santa Fe Petroleum Inc  (OTCPK:SFPI) Net Margin %: -1,340.00% (As of Sep. 2013)

Net margin is calculated as Net Income divided by its Revenue. Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's Net Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was $-0.13 Mil. Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2013 was $0.01 Mil. Therefore, Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 was -1,340.00%.



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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Santa Fe Petroleum Inc Annual Data

Dec10 Dec11 Dec12
Net Margin % 0.00 0.00 0.00

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc Quarterly Data

Dec10 Mar11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13
Net Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.00 0.00 0.00 -33,433.33 -1,340.00

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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.

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2012 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Dec. 2012 )/Revenue (A: Dec. 2012 )
=-0.669/0
= %

Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Sep. 2013 )/Revenue (Q: Sep. 2013 )
=-0.134/0.01
=-1,340.00 %

* 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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