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Profitability Analysis

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Ratios (Summary)

FedEx Corp., profitability ratios

 
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2012
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 FedEx 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. FedEx Corp.'s gross profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 but then deteriorated significantly from 2016 to 2017.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. FedEx Corp.'s operating profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. FedEx Corp.'s net profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders' equity. FedEx 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. FedEx Corp.'s ROA improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Gross Profit Margin

FedEx Corp., gross profit margin calculation

 
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Gross profit
Revenues
Ratio
Gross profit margin1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors
Union Pacific Corp. % % % % % %
United Parcel Service Inc. % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from FedEx Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ = %

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

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Operating Profit Margin

FedEx Corp., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Operating income
Revenues
Ratio
Operating profit margin1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors
Union Pacific Corp. % % % % % %
United Parcel Service Inc. % % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Transportation % % % % % %
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from FedEx Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ = %

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

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Net Profit Margin

FedEx Corp., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income
Revenues
Ratio
Net profit margin1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors
Union Pacific Corp. % % % % % %
United Parcel Service Inc. % % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Sector
Industrial Transportation % % % % % %
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from FedEx Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Revenues
= 100 × ÷ = %

Ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. FedEx Corp.'s net profit margin improved from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Return on Equity (ROE)

FedEx Corp., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income
Common stockholders' investment
Ratio
ROE1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors
Union Pacific Corp. % % % % % %
United Parcel Service Inc. % % % % % %
ROE, Sector
Industrial Transportation % % % % % %
ROE, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from FedEx Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Common stockholders' investment
= 100 × ÷ = %

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

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Return on Assets (ROA)

FedEx Corp., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
May 31, 2017 May 31, 2016 May 31, 2015 May 31, 2014 May 31, 2013 May 31, 2012
Selected Financial Data (USD $ in millions)
Net income
Total assets
Ratio
ROA1 % % % % % %
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors
Union Pacific Corp. % % % % % %
United Parcel Service Inc. % % % % % %
ROA, Sector
Industrial Transportation % % % % % %
ROA, Industry
Industrials % % % % % %

Source: Based on data from FedEx Corp. Annual Reports

2017 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ = %

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

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