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Abbott Laboratories (ABT)


Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Abbott Laboratories, profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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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: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Abbott Laboratories’s gross profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Abbott Laboratories’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Abbott Laboratories’s net profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Abbott Laboratories’s ROE improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Abbott Laboratories’s ROA improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Gross Profit Margin

Abbott Laboratories, gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ4 2019 + Gross profitQ3 2019 + Gross profitQ2 2019 + Gross profitQ1 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 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. Abbott Laboratories’s gross profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Abbott Laboratories, operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 earnings (loss)
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating earnings (loss)Q4 2019 + Operating earnings (loss)Q3 2019 + Operating earnings (loss)Q2 2019 + Operating earnings (loss)Q1 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 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. Abbott Laboratories’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Abbott Laboratories, net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 earnings (loss)
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net earnings (loss)Q4 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q3 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q2 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q1 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 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. Abbott Laboratories’s net profit margin ratio improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Abbott Laboratories, ROE calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 earnings (loss)
Total Abbott shareholders’ investment
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net earnings (loss)Q4 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q3 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q2 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q1 2019) ÷ Total Abbott shareholders’ investment
= 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. Abbott Laboratories’s ROE improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Abbott Laboratories, ROA calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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 earnings (loss)
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
AbbVie Inc.
Allergan PLC
Amgen Inc.
Biogen Inc.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.
Eli Lilly & Co.
Gilead Sciences Inc.
Johnson & Johnson
Merck & Co. Inc.
Pfizer Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Zoetis Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-02), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-16), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net earnings (loss)Q4 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q3 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q2 2019 + Net earnings (loss)Q1 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. Abbott Laboratories’s ROA improved from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.