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United States Lime & Minerals Inc (NAS:USLM)
Net Margin %
12.78% (As of Mar. 2017)

Net margin is calculated as net income divided by its revenue. United States Lime & Minerals Inc's net income for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $4.6 Mil. United States Lime & Minerals Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2017 was $36.2 Mil. Therefore, United States Lime & Minerals Inc's net margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 was 12.78%.

USLM' s Net Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.34   Max: 15.56
Current: 12.91

8.34
15.56
USLM's Net Margin % is ranked higher than
82% of the 701 Companies
in the Global Building Materials industry.

( Industry Median: 4.68 vs. USLM: 12.91 )

Definition

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

United States Lime & Minerals Inc's Net Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (A: Dec. 2016 )/Revenue (A: Dec. 2016 )
=17.754/139.282
=12.75 %

United States Lime & Minerals Inc's Net Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2017 is calculated as

Net Margin=Net Income (Q: Mar. 2017 )/Revenue (Q: Mar. 2017 )
=4.62/36.153
=12.78 %

* 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.


Related Terms

Net Income, Revenue, Cost of Goods Sold, Selling, General, & Admin. Expense, Research & Development, Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization, Interest Expense, Non-Recurring Items, Tax Expense


Historical Data

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

United States Lime & Minerals Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
netmargin 8.3410.1411.6513.6115.5611.8611.0612.939.8512.75

United States Lime & Minerals Inc Quarterly Data

Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16Mar17
netmargin 10.547.877.8915.337.3012.1111.2115.7311.4712.78
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