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Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX)


Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Boston Scientific Corp., profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin 71.37% 71.34% 71.09% 70.94% 70.05%
Operating profit margin 15.33% 14.20% 5.33% -4.37% -4.08%
Net profit margin 17.01% 1.15% 4.14% -3.20% -1.61%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) 19.15% 1.48% 5.15% -3.78% -1.84%
Return on assets (ROA) 7.96% 0.55% 1.92% -1.32% -0.70%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Boston Scientific Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Boston Scientific Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Boston Scientific Corp.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Boston Scientific Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Boston Scientific Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Boston Scientific Corp., gross profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit 7,011  6,455  5,962  5,304  5,170 
Net sales 9,823  9,048  8,386  7,477  7,380 
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 71.37% 71.34% 71.09% 70.94% 70.05%
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 45.44% 49.14% 47.99% 45.66% 50.92%
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 69.92% 70.12% 69.89% 66.18% 66.32%
Medtronic PLC 69.77% 68.73% 68.29% 68.86% 74.52%
Stryker Corp. 65.72% 65.68% 66.18% 66.38% 65.98%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 44.57% 45.15% 45.80% 45.72% 44.36%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 23.33% 22.98% 23.13% 23.22% 25.18%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × 7,011 ÷ 9,823 = 71.37%

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. Boston Scientific Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Operating Profit Margin

Boston Scientific Corp., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating income (loss) 1,506  1,285  447  (327) (301)
Net sales 9,823  9,048  8,386  7,477  7,380 
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 15.33% 14.20% 5.33% -4.37% -4.08%
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 9.37% 12.22% 11.46% 10.45% 19.01%
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 32.21% 33.71% 34.95% 31.04% 25.56%
Medtronic PLC 22.20% 17.94% 18.35% 18.59% 22.42%
Stryker Corp. 18.65% 18.40% 19.13% 18.71% 12.88%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 15.53% 14.19% 13.40% 13.77% 14.82%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 7.71% 7.60% 7.03% 7.05% 7.92%
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services 10.71% 10.30% 9.65% 9.15% 10.29%
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Health Care 16.94% 17.51% 19.47% 19.34% 19.08%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income (loss) ÷ Net sales
= 100 × 1,506 ÷ 9,823 = 15.33%

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. Boston Scientific Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from 2016 to 2017 and from 2017 to 2018.

Net Profit Margin

Boston Scientific Corp., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) 1,671  104  347  (239) (119)
Net sales 9,823  9,048  8,386  7,477  7,380 
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 17.01% 1.15% 4.14% -3.20% -1.61%
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 1.95% 9.10% 7.82% 6.76% 14.03%
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 30.29% 21.09% 27.21% 24.69% 19.65%
Medtronic PLC 10.36% 13.56% 12.27% 13.20% 18.02%
Stryker Corp. 26.12% 8.20% 14.54% 14.47% 5.32%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 12.06% 10.64% 11.06% 11.64% 11.22%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 5.33% 5.28% 3.81% 3.72% 4.33%
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services 7.66% 6.85% 6.12% 5.79% 6.58%
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Health Care 13.02% 9.08% 16.54% 15.79% 15.36%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income (loss) ÷ Net sales
= 100 × 1,671 ÷ 9,823 = 17.01%

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. Boston Scientific Corp.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Boston Scientific Corp., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) 1,671  104  347  (239) (119)
Stockholders’ equity 8,726  7,012  6,733  6,320  6,457 
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 19.15% 1.48% 5.15% -3.78% -1.84%
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 1.48% 8.50% 12.79% 9.70% 23.45%
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 16.89% 13.97% 12.74% 13.63% 12.39%
Medtronic PLC 6.12% 8.01% 6.80% 5.03% 15.76%
Stryker Corp. 30.29% 10.23% 17.25% 16.91% 5.99%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 10.65% 8.76% 9.39% 9.25% 9.22%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 23.19% 22.10% 18.33% 17.18% 17.31%
ROE, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services 13.86% 12.45% 11.50% 9.61% 13.11%
ROE, Industry
Health Care 18.24% 11.15% 19.63% 17.13% 18.40%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income (loss) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × 1,671 ÷ 8,726 = 19.15%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Boston Scientific Corp.’s ROE deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Boston Scientific Corp., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) 1,671  104  347  (239) (119)
Total assets 20,999  19,042  18,096  18,133  17,042 
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 7.96% 0.55% 1.92% -1.32% -0.70%
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co. 0.58% 2.92% 3.81% 2.59% 9.52%
Intuitive Surgical Inc. 14.37% 11.46% 11.34% 12.00% 10.58%
Medtronic PLC 3.40% 4.04% 3.55% 2.51% 8.08%
Stryker Corp. 13.05% 4.60% 8.06% 8.86% 2.91%
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 5.22% 3.93% 4.40% 4.83% 4.42%
UnitedHealth Group Inc. 7.87% 7.59% 5.71% 5.22% 6.50%
ROA, Sector
Health Care Equipment & Services 6.02% 5.18% 4.80% 3.98% 5.76%
ROA, Industry
Health Care 7.03% 4.38% 8.08% 7.34% 8.31%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-25).

1 2018 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income (loss) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × 1,671 ÷ 20,999 = 7.96%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Boston Scientific Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from 2016 to 2017 but then improved from 2017 to 2018 exceeding 2016 level.