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Profitability Analysis
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner


Ratios (Summary)

3M Co., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Operating profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Net profit margin hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Return on assets (ROA) hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Quarterly and Annual Reports
Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. 3M Co.'s gross profit margin deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. 3M Co.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. 3M Co.'s net profit margin deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. 3M Co.'s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. 3M Co.'s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Gross Profit Margin

3M Co., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Gross profit hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ1 2018 + Gross profitQ4 2017 + Gross profitQ3 2017 + Gross profitQ2 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017 + Net salesQ3 2017 + Net salesQ2 2017)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. 3M Co.'s gross profit margin deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Operating Profit Margin

3M Co., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Operating income hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ1 2018 + Operating incomeQ4 2017 + Operating incomeQ3 2017 + Operating incomeQ2 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017 + Net salesQ3 2017 + Net salesQ2 2017)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. 3M Co.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Net Profit Margin

3M Co., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to 3M hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Net sales hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
Net profit margin1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income attributable to 3MQ1 2018 + Net income attributable to 3MQ4 2017 + Net income attributable to 3MQ3 2017 + Net income attributable to 3MQ2 2017) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2018 + Net salesQ4 2017 + Net salesQ3 2017 + Net salesQ2 2017)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. 3M Co.'s net profit margin deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Return on Equity (ROE)

3M Co., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to 3M hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total 3M Company shareholders' equity hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROE1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × (Net income attributable to 3MQ1 2018 + Net income attributable to 3MQ4 2017 + Net income attributable to 3MQ3 2017 + Net income attributable to 3MQ2 2017) ÷ Total 3M Company shareholders' equity
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. 3M Co.'s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.

Return on Assets (ROA)

3M Co., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013 Sep 30, 2013 Jun 30, 2013 Mar 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to 3M hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Total assets hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
ROA1 hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden% hidden%
Source: Based on data from 3M Co. Quarterly and Annual Reports

Q1 2018 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × (Net income attributable to 3MQ1 2018 + Net income attributable to 3MQ4 2017 + Net income attributable to 3MQ3 2017 + Net income attributable to 3MQ2 2017) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden%

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. 3M Co.'s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2017 to Q4 2017 and from Q4 2017 to Q1 2018.