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Profitability Analysis

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Profitability ratios measure the company's ability to generate profitable sales from its resources (assets).


Ratios (Summary)

CVS Health Corp., profitability ratios

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin % % % % %
Operating profit margin % % % % %
Net profit margin % % % % %
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) % % % % %
Return on assets (ROA) % % % % %

Source: Based on data from CVS Health Corp. Annual Reports

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. CVS Health Corp.'s gross profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. CVS Health Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. CVS Health Corp.'s net profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. CVS Health Corp.'s ROE improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. CVS Health Corp.'s ROA improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Gross Profit Margin

CVS Health Corp., gross profit margin calculation

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Gross profit
Net revenues
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. % % % % %

Source: Based on data from CVS Health Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net revenues
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. CVS Health Corp.'s gross profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Operating Profit Margin

CVS Health Corp., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Operating profit
Net revenues
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from CVS Health Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating profit ÷ Net revenues
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. CVS Health Corp.'s operating profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Net Profit Margin

CVS Health Corp., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to CVS Health
Net revenues
Ratio
Net profit margin1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from CVS Health Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income attributable to CVS Health ÷ Net revenues
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. CVS Health Corp.'s net profit margin deteriorated from 2015 to 2016 but then improved from 2016 to 2017 exceeding 2015 level.

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Return on Equity (ROE)

CVS Health Corp., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to CVS Health
Total CVS Health shareholders' equity
Ratio
ROE1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. % % % % %
ROE, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers % % % % %
ROE, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from CVS Health Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income attributable to CVS Health ÷ Total CVS Health shareholders' equity
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. CVS Health Corp.'s ROE improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Return on Assets (ROA)

CVS Health Corp., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income attributable to CVS Health
Total assets
Ratio
ROA1 % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. % % % % %
ROA, Sector
Food & Drug Retailers % % % % %
ROA, Industry
Consumer Services % % % % %

Source: Based on data from CVS Health Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income attributable to CVS Health ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. CVS Health Corp.'s ROA improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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