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Ratios (Summary)

Comcast Corp., profitability ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin % % % % %
Operating profit margin % % % % %
Net profit margin % % % % %
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) % % % % %
Return on assets (ROA) % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Comcast Corp.'s gross profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Comcast Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Comcast Corp.'s net profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Comcast Corp.'s ROE improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Comcast Corp.'s ROA deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Gross Profit Margin

Comcast Corp., gross profit margin calculation

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Gross profit
Revenue
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc. % % % % %
Time Warner Inc. % % % % %
Walt Disney Co. % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Comcast Corp.'s gross profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Operating Profit Margin

Comcast Corp., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Operating income
Revenue
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc. % % % % %
Time Warner Inc. % % % % %
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. % % % % %
Walt Disney Co. % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Media % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Comcast Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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Net Profit Margin

Comcast Corp., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation
Revenue
Ratio
Net profit margin1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc. % % % % %
Time Warner Inc. % % % % %
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. % % % % %
Walt Disney Co. % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Media % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation ÷ Revenue
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Comcast Corp.'s net profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Return on Equity (ROE)

Comcast Corp., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation
Total Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity
Ratio
ROE1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc. % % % % %
Time Warner Inc. % % % % %
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. % % % % %
Walt Disney Co. % % % % %
ROE, Sector
Media % % % % %
ROE, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation ÷ Total Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. Comcast Corp.'s ROE improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Return on Assets (ROA)

Comcast Corp., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation
Total assets
Ratio
ROA1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc. % % % % %
Time Warner Inc. % % % % %
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. % % % % %
Walt Disney Co. % % % % %
ROA, Sector
Media % % % % %
ROA, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from Comcast Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Comcast Corp.'s ROA deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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