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Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., profitability ratios

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Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE)
Return on assets (ROA)

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-25), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-20).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
CVS Health Corp.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-25), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-20).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
CVS Health Corp.
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-25), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-20).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
CVS Health Corp.
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-25), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-20).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ÷ Sales
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Total Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
CVS Health Corp.
ROE, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers
ROE, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-25), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-20).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ÷ Total Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly deteriorated from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Aug 31, 2019 Aug 31, 2018 Aug 31, 2017 Aug 31, 2016 Aug 31, 2015 Aug 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
CVS Health Corp.
ROA, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers
ROA, Industry
Consumer Services

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2018-10-11), 10-K (filing date: 2017-10-25), 10-K (filing date: 2016-10-20), 10-K (filing date: 2015-10-28), 10-K (filing date: 2014-10-20).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net earnings attributable to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.’s ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 but then deteriorated significantly from 2018 to 2019.