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Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT)


Analysis of Investments

Advanced level


Accounting Policy on Investments

All of Applied’s investments, except equity investments held in privately-held companies, are classified as available-for-sale at the respective balance sheet dates. Investments classified as available-for-sale are measured and recorded at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in the accompanying Consolidated Statements of Operations. Interest earned on cash and investments, as well as realized gains and losses on sale of securities, are included in interest and other income, net in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Equity investments without readily determinable fair value are measured at cost, less impairment, adjusted by observable price changes. Adjustments resulting from impairments and observable prices changes will be recorded in the Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Source: 10-K (filing date: 2019-12-13).


Adjustment to Net Income (Loss): Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities

Applied Materials Inc., adjustment to net income

US$ in millions

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12 months ended Oct 27, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Oct 25, 2015 Oct 26, 2014
Net income (as reported)
Add: Change in unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale investments
Net income (adjusted)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2018-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2015-12-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-12-17).


Adjusted Profitability Ratios: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities (Summary)

Applied Materials Inc., adjusted profitability ratios

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Oct 27, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Oct 25, 2015 Oct 26, 2014
Net Profit Margin
Reported net profit margin
Adjusted net profit margin
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE
Adjusted ROE
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA
Adjusted ROA

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2018-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2015-12-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-12-17).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Applied Materials Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Applied Materials Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by total assets. Applied Materials Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Applied Materials Inc., Profitability Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Net Profit Margin

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As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Adjusted: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted net profit margin2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2018-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2015-12-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-12-17).

2019 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Net sales
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2 Adjusted net profit margin = 100 × Adjusted net income ÷ Net sales
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Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Applied Materials Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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Oct 27, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Oct 25, 2015 Oct 26, 2014
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Adjusted: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2018-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2015-12-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-12-17).

2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Stockholders’ equity
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2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Adjusted net income ÷ Stockholders’ equity
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Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Applied Materials Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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Oct 27, 2019 Oct 28, 2018 Oct 29, 2017 Oct 30, 2016 Oct 25, 2015 Oct 26, 2014
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Adjusted: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2018-12-13), 10-K (filing date: 2017-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2016-12-15), 10-K (filing date: 2015-12-09), 10-K (filing date: 2014-12-17).

2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
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2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Adjusted net income ÷ Total assets
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Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by total assets. Applied Materials Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.