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Fortinet (NAS:FTNT) Operating Margin %

: 27.15% (As of Dec. 2023)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Fortinet's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2023 was $384 Mil. Fortinet's Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2023 was $1,415 Mil. Therefore, Fortinet's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 was 27.15%.

Good Sign:

Fortinet Inc operating margin is expanding. Margin expansion is usually a good sign.

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

FTNT' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.23   Med: 14.61   Max: 23.33
Current: 23.33


FTNT's Operating Margin % is ranked better than
92.02% of 2783 companies
in the Software industry
Industry Median: 2.91 vs FTNT: 23.33

Fortinet's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 11.60% per year.

Fortinet's Operating Income for the three months ended in Dec. 2023 was $384 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2023 was $1,238 Mil.


Fortinet Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Fortinet'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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Fortinet Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 16.23 18.95 19.32 21.85 23.31

Fortinet Quarterly Data
Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23
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 27.79 21.57 21.58 22.64 27.15

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Infrastructure subindustry, Fortinet'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.


Fortinet Operating Margin % Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, Fortinet's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Fortinet 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.

Fortinet's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2023 )
=1236.5 / 5304.8
=23.31 %

Fortinet's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2023 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Dec. 2023 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2023 )
=384.2 / 1415.1
=27.15 %

* 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.


Fortinet  (NAS:FTNT) 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).

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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Fortinet (NAS:FTNT) Business Description

Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
899 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA, USA, 94086
Fortinet is a platform-based cybersecurity vendor with product offerings covering network security, cloud security, zero-trust access, and security operations. The firm derives a majority of its revenue through sales of its subscriptions and support-based business. The California-based firm has more than 700,000 customers across the world.
Executives
Ken Xie director, officer: President & CEO 4655 GREAT AMERICA PARKWAY - SUITE 300, SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Patrice Perche officer: Chief Revenue Off./EVP Supp. C/O FORTINET, INC., 899 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086
Michael Xie director, officer: VP, Engineering & CTO 1090 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086
William H. Neukom director C/O FORTINET, INC., 1090 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086
Keith Jensen officer: Chief Accounting Officer C/O FORTINET, INC., 899 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94068
John Whittle officer: VP & General Counsel 1090 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086
James G. Stavridis director C/O NEUBERGER BERMAN MANAGEMENT LLC, 605 THIRD AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10158-0180
Christopher B Paisley director 14870 THREE OAKS COURT, SARATOGA CA 95070
Jean X. Hu director 2485 AUGUSTINE DRIVE, SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Kelly Ducourty director C/O FORTINET, INC., 899 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086
Cohen Peter Dale Jr. director C/O FORTINET, INC., 899 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086
Ming Hsieh director 4399 SANTA ANITA AVE., EL MONTE CA 91731
Judith Sim director C/O FORTINET, INC., 899 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086
Del Matto Andrew H officer: Chief Financial Officer 350 ELLIS STREET, MOUNTAIN VIEW CA 94043
Gary Locke director C/O FORTINET, INC., 899 KIFER ROAD, SUNNYVALE CA 94086