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Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX)


Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Boston Scientific Corp., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
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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: 2020-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 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: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 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. Boston Scientific Corp.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated 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. Boston Scientific Corp.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated 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. Boston Scientific Corp.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 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 Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Boston Scientific Corp.’s ROA deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Boston Scientific Corp., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 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: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 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 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

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 deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Operating Profit Margin

Boston Scientific Corp., 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 income (loss)
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 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: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating income (loss)Q4 2019 + Operating income (loss)Q3 2019 + Operating income (loss)Q2 2019 + Operating income (loss)Q1 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 2019)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

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 deteriorated from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 and from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019.

Net Profit Margin

Boston Scientific Corp., 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 income (loss)
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 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: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q4 2019 + Net income (loss)Q3 2019 + Net income (loss)Q2 2019 + Net income (loss)Q1 2019) ÷ (Net salesQ4 2019 + Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 2019)
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) = hidden

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 Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Boston Scientific Corp., 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 income (loss)
Stockholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 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: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q4 2019 + Net income (loss)Q3 2019 + Net income (loss)Q2 2019 + Net income (loss)Q1 2019) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

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 Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Boston Scientific Corp., 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 income (loss)
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Becton, Dickinson & Co.
Intuitive Surgical Inc.
Medtronic PLC
Stryker Corp.
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
UnitedHealth Group Inc.

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-11-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-03), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-23), 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: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-06).

1 Q4 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q4 2019 + Net income (loss)Q3 2019 + Net income (loss)Q2 2019 + Net income (loss)Q1 2019) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (hidden + hidden + hidden + hidden) ÷ hidden = hidden

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 Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 but then improved from Q3 2019 to Q4 2019 exceeding Q2 2019 level.