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General Mills (General Mills) Operating Margin % : 17.97% (As of Feb. 2024)


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What is General Mills Operating Margin %?

Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. General Mills's Operating Income for the three months ended in Feb. 2024 was $917 Mil. General Mills's Revenue for the three months ended in Feb. 2024 was $5,099 Mil. Therefore, General Mills's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 was 17.97%.

The historical rank and industry rank for General Mills's Operating Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

GIS' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.87   Med: 16.58   Max: 18.58
Current: 18.06


GIS's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
90.26% of 1858 companies
in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry
Industry Median: 5.035 vs GIS: 18.06

General Mills's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was -0.70% per year.

General Mills's Operating Income for the three months ended in Feb. 2024 was $917 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2024 was $3,643 Mil.


General Mills Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for General Mills's Operating Margin % 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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General Mills Operating Margin % Chart

General Mills Annual Data
Trend May14 May15 May16 May17 May18 May19 May20 May21 May22 May23
Operating Margin %
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 16.73 16.90 18.58 17.14 15.16

General Mills Quarterly Data
May19 Aug19 Nov19 Feb20 May20 Aug20 Nov20 Feb21 May21 Aug21 Nov21 Feb22 May22 Aug22 Nov22 Feb23 May23 Aug23 Nov23 Feb24
Operating Margin % Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 14.01 17.10 18.99 18.20 17.97

Competitive Comparison of General Mills's Operating Margin %

For the Packaged Foods subindustry, General Mills's Operating Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Operating Margin % data, can be viewed below:

* 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. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


General Mills's Operating Margin % Distribution in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry

For the Consumer Packaged Goods industry and Consumer Defensive sector, General Mills's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where General Mills's Operating Margin % falls into.



General Mills Operating Margin % Calculation

Operating Margin % - also known as operating income margin, operating profit margin and return on sales (ROS) - is the ratio of Operating Income divided by net sales or Revenue, usually presented in percent.

General Mills's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in May. 2023 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: May. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: May. 2023 )
=3045.4 / 20094.2
=15.16 %

General Mills's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2024 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Feb. 2024 ) / Revenue (Q: Feb. 2024 )
=916.5 / 5099.2
=17.97 %

* 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.


General Mills  (NYSE:GIS) Operating Margin % Explanation

Just like Gross Margin %, it is important to see a company maintains its operating margin over time. Among the same industry, a company with higher operating margin is more efficient in its operation. It is also more stable during industry slowdown or recessions. Peter Lynch prefers those with higher margins than those with lower margins.


Be Aware

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 (Diluted) 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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General Mills (General Mills) Business Description

Address
Number One General Mills Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 55426
General Mills is a global packaged food company that produces snacks, cereal, convenient meals, yogurt, dough, baking mixes and ingredients, pet food, and superpremium ice cream. Its largest brands are Nature Valley, Cheerios, Old El Paso, Yoplait, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Blue Buffalo, and Haagen-Dazs. In fiscal 2023, 81% of its revenue was derived from the United States, although the company also operates in Canada, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America. While most of General Mills' products are sold through retail stores to consumers, the company also sells products to the foodservice channel and the commercial baking industry.
Executives
Werner Lanette Shaffer officer: Chief Innovation Officer ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
David Cordani director THE CIGNA GROUP, 900 COTTAGE GROVE ROAD, BLOOMFIELD CT 06002
Mark A Pallot officer: Chief Accounting Officer NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jodi J Benson officer: Chief Innovation Officer GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jacqueline Williams-roll officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Bethany C. Quam officer: Group President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jonathon Nudi officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Sean N Walker officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Shawn P Ogrady officer: SVP, Pres, Consumer Food Sales ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Jeffrey L Harmening officer: Executive Vice President ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Dana M Mcnabb officer: Group President NUMBER ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
C Kim Goodwin director C/O AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC., 8 CAMBRIDGE CENTER, CAMBRIDGE MA 02142
Karen Wilson Thissen officer: General Counsel & Secretary 1098 AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL CENTER, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55474
John R Church officer: SVP, Supply Chain ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426
Richard C Allendorf officer: Senior Vice President GENERAL MILLS, INC., ONE GENERAL MILLS BLVD., MINNEAPOLIS MN 55426