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Forward Industries Operating Margin %

: 2.69% (As of Jun. 2021)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Forward Industries's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.27 Mil. Forward Industries's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $9.97 Mil. Therefore, Forward Industries's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 was 2.69%.

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

NAS:FORD' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -11.1   Med: -1.55   Max: 2.41
Current: -2.25

-11.1
2.41

NAS:FORD's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
75% of the 1042 Companies
in the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories industry.

( Industry Median: 4.97 vs. NAS:FORD: -2.25 )

Forward Industries's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 0.00% per year.

Forward Industries's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2021 was $0.27 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2021 was $-0.83 Mil.


Forward Industries Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Forward Industries'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.

* Premium members only.

Forward Industries Annual Data
Trend Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 2.25 2.41 0.76 -8.28 -2.80

Forward Industries Quarterly Data
Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21
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 -1.83 -1.30 -1.72 -9.72 2.69

Competitive Comparison

For the Footwear & Accessories subindustry, Forward Industries'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.

   

Forward Industries Operating Margin % Distribution

For the Manufacturing - Apparel & Accessories industry and Consumer Cyclical sector, Forward Industries's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Forward Industries 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.

Forward Industries's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Sep. 2020 ) / Revenue (A: Sep. 2020 )
=-0.967 / 34.478
=-2.80 %

Forward Industries's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2021 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2021 )
=0.268 / 9.965
=2.69 %

* 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.


Forward Industries  (NAS:FORD) 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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Forward Industries Business Description

Forward Industries logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
700 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 100, Hauppauge, New York, NY, USA, 11788
Forward Industries Inc is a provider of carrying and protective solutions. It designs and distributes product protection for handheld electronic devices. Forward Industries sells soft-sided carrying cases for blood glucose diagnostic kits and portable consumer electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, personal computers, notebooks, and Global Positioning System devices. It also offers bags, clips, hand straps, protective plates, and other accessories made of leather, nylon, vinyl, plastic, PVC, and other synthetic materials. It operates in two segments: distribution and design. The company sells its products globally and generates its revenue from the sale of protective solutions for diabetic products. It generates the majority of its revenue from the United States.
Executives
Maiman Mitchell officer: President of Subsidiary 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Terence Bernard Wise director, 10 percent owner, officer: Chief Executive Officer 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HWY, #100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Severino Paul Jean officer: COO of Subsidiary 700 VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGHWAY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Camarda Anthony officer: Chief Financial Officer 700 VETERANS HWY SUITE 100 HAUPPAUGE NY 11788
Shah Sangita director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 477 ROSEMARY AVE., STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Morgan Howard J director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 3110 MAIN STREET, SUITE 400 SANTA MONICA CA 90405
Ziglar James W director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: ZIGLAR JAMES W a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Matthews Douglas David officer: Sr VP/Chief Operating Officer 477 S. ROSEMARY AVE. SUITE 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Yu Jenny P. 10 percent owner 9255 DOHENY ROAD APT. 2905 WEST HOLLYWOOD CA 90069
Frost James M director 477 S. ROSEMARY AVE., SUITE 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Fine N Scott director 600 3RD AVE NEW YORK NY 10016
Hrynkow Sharon director C/O FORWARD INDUSTRIES, INC. 477 ROSEMARY AVE., STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
Luetkemeyer Michael L. director 411 LANDMARK DRIVE WILMINGTON NC 28412
Matte Michael D officer: Chief Financial Officer PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: MATTE MICHAEL D a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Freitag Eric director 477 ROSEMARY AVE. STE. 219 WEST PALM BEACH FL 33401
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