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Delta Air Lines Operating Margin %

: 24.45% (As of Sep. 2021)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Delta Air Lines's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $2,238 Mil. Delta Air Lines's Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $9,154 Mil. Therefore, Delta Air Lines's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 was 24.45%.

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

NYSE:DAL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -24.86   Med: 10.96   Max: 19.17
Current: 4.85

-24.86
19.17

NYSE:DAL's Operating Margin % is ranked lower than
53% of the 916 Companies
in the Transportation industry.

( Industry Median: 5.52 vs. NYSE:DAL: 4.85 )

Delta Air Lines's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 0.00% per year.

Delta Air Lines's Operating Income for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $2,238 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $1,183 Mil.


Delta Air Lines Operating Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Delta Air Lines'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.

Delta Air Lines Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Operating Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 17.73 14.50 11.85 14.08 -24.86

Delta Air Lines Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 -34.00 -11.00 -34.75 11.56 24.45

Competitive Comparison

For the Airlines subindustry, Delta Air Lines'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.

   

Delta Air Lines Operating Margin % Distribution

For the Transportation industry and Industrials sector, Delta Air Lines's Operating Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Delta Air Lines's Operating Margin % falls into.



Delta Air Lines 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.

Delta Air Lines's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2020 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2020 )
=-4250 / 17095
=-24.86 %

Delta Air Lines's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Sep. 2021 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2021 )
=2238 / 9154
=24.45 %

* 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.


Delta Air Lines  (NYSE:DAL) 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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Delta Air Lines Business Description

Delta Air Lines logo
Industry
Industrials » Transportation NAICS : 481111 SIC : 4512
Address
Post Office Box 20706, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30320-6001
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is one of the world's largest airlines, with a network of over 300 destinations in more than 50 countries. Delta operates a hub-and-spoke system network, where it gathers and distributes passengers across the globe through key locations in Atlanta, New York, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Seattle, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Delta's sale of frequent flier miles, particularly to American Express, is a major driver of the firm's profits.
Executives
Jacobson Paul A officer: EVP & CFO C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC., DEPT. 981 P.O. BOX 20574 ATLANTA GA 30320
Carter Ashton B director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Mattson George N director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Jackson Jeanne P director 537 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE #306 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660
Waller Kathy N director THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Taylor David S director THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ONE PROCTER & GAMBLE PLAZA CINCINNATI OH 45202
Rial Sergio director CARGILL, INCORPORATED 15615 MCGINTY ROAD WEST WAYZATA MN 55391
Huerta Michael P director 1800 M STREET NW SUITE 800 WASHINGTON DC 20036
Dewalt David G director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: DEWALT DAVID G 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;}
Blake Francis S director 2455 PACES FERRY RD ATLANTA GA 30339
Easter William H Iii director 370 17TH ST STE 2500 DENVER CO 80202
Samant Rahul D officer: EVP & Chief Info Officer C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Buffett Warren E 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM ST STE 1440 OMAHA NE 68131
Berkshire Hathaway Inc 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM STREET OMAHA NE 68131
Carroll William C officer: SVP, Finance & Controller C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320

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