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Kirkland Lake Gold Operating Margin %

: 52.70% (As of Jun. 2020)
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Operating Margin % is calculated as Operating Income divided by its Revenue. Kirkland Lake Gold's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2020 was $306 Mil. Kirkland Lake Gold's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2020 was $581 Mil. Therefore, Kirkland Lake Gold's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2020 was 52.70%.

NYSE:KL' s Operating Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.77   Med: 22.08   Max: 58.96
Current: 54.77

-22.77
58.96

NYSE:KL's Operating Margin % is ranked higher than
97% of the 764 Companies
in the Metals & Mining industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. NYSE:KL: 54.77 )

Kirkland Lake Gold's 5-Year Average Operating Margin % Growth Rate was 0.00% per year.

Kirkland Lake Gold's Operating Income for the three months ended in Jun. 2020 was $306 Mil. Its Operating Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2020 was $1,060 Mil.


Kirkland Lake Gold 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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Kirkland Lake Gold Annual Data
Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Operating Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 16.89 27.20 27.38 42.26 58.96

Kirkland Lake Gold Quarterly Data
Jul15 Oct15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20
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 55.74 62.57 62.37 46.45 52.70

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.


Kirkland Lake Gold Operating Margin % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Kirkland Lake Gold's Operating Margin % falls into.



Kirkland Lake Gold 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.

Kirkland Lake Gold's Operating Margin % for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2019 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (A: Dec. 2019 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2019 )
=813.576 / 1379.988
=58.96 %

Kirkland Lake Gold's Operating Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2020 is calculated as

Operating Margin %=Operating Income (Q: Jun. 2020 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2020 )
=306.177 / 580.975
=52.70 %

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


Kirkland Lake Gold  (NYSE:KL) 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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