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British American Tobacco Operating Margin %

: 35.99% (As of Jun. 2019)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. British American Tobacco's Operating Income for the six months ended in Jun. 2019 was $5,551 Mil. British American Tobacco's Revenue for the six months ended in Jun. 2019 was $15,425 Mil. Therefore, British American Tobacco's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 was 35.99%.

Good Sign:

British American Tobacco PLC operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

NYSE:BTI' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.81   Max: 59.35
Current: 36.99

2.81
59.35

NYSE:BTI's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
83% of the 35 Companies
in the Tobacco Products industry.

( Industry Median: 12.32 vs. NYSE:BTI: 36.99 )

British American Tobacco's 5-Year Average operating margin Growth Rate was 0.90% per year.

British American Tobacco's Operating Income for the six months ended in Jun. 2019 was $5,551 Mil. Its operating income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2019 was $11,792 Mil.


British American Tobacco Operating Margin % 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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British American Tobacco Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Operating Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 33.30 34.85 35.23 34.43 38.04

British American Tobacco Semi-Annual Data
Dec09 Jun10 Dec10 Jun11 Dec11 Jun12 Dec12 Jun13 Dec13 Jun14 Dec14 Jun15 Dec15 Jun16 Dec16 Jun17 Dec17 Jun18 Dec18 Jun19
Operating 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 34.70 34.27 38.14 37.94 35.99

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.


British American Tobacco Operating Margin % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where British American Tobacco's Operating Margin % falls into.



British American Tobacco 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.

British American Tobacco's Operating Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2018 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2018 )
=11792.4050633 / 31002.5316456
=38.04 %

British American Tobacco's Operating Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2019 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2019 )
=5551.33079848 / 15424.5880862
=35.99 %

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


British American Tobacco  (NYSE:BTI) 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

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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