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3M Co. (NYSE:MMM)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

3M Co., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 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
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-Q (filing date: 2020-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-30).

Profitability 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 ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 exceeding Q3 2019 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. 3M Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 not reaching Q3 2019 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. 3M Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 not reaching Q3 2019 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. 3M Co.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 exceeding Q3 2019 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. 3M Co.’s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-30).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ1 2020 + Gross profitQ4 2019 + Gross profitQ3 2019 + Gross profitQ2 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019)
= 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. 3M Co.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 exceeding Q3 2019 level.

Operating Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-30).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating incomeQ1 2020 + Operating incomeQ4 2019 + Operating incomeQ3 2019 + Operating incomeQ2 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019)
= 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. 3M Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 not reaching Q3 2019 level.

Net Profit Margin

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

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to 3M
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-30).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income attributable to 3MQ1 2020 + Net income attributable to 3MQ4 2019 + Net income attributable to 3MQ3 2019 + Net income attributable to 3MQ2 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ1 2020 + Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019)
= 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. 3M Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 not reaching Q3 2019 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

3M Co., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to 3M
Total 3M Company shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-30).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income attributable to 3MQ1 2020 + Net income attributable to 3MQ4 2019 + Net income attributable to 3MQ3 2019 + Net income attributable to 3MQ2 2019) ÷ Total 3M Company 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. 3M Co.’s ROE deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020 exceeding Q3 2019 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

3M Co., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2020 Dec 31, 2019 Sep 30, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 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
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income attributable to 3M
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
General Electric Co.
Honeywell International Inc.

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-28), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-11), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-04-30).

1 Q1 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income attributable to 3MQ1 2020 + Net income attributable to 3MQ4 2019 + Net income attributable to 3MQ3 2019 + Net income attributable to 3MQ2 2019) ÷ 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. 3M Co.’s ROA deteriorated from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 but then slightly improved from Q4 2019 to Q1 2020.