Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Johnson & Johnson, profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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Sep 27, 2020 Jun 28, 2020 Mar 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 Jul 2, 2017 Apr 2, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2016 Jul 3, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 27, 2015 Jun 28, 2015 Mar 29, 2015
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin 65.68% 65.66% 66.15% 66.42% 66.49% 66.67% 66.80% 66.79% 66.36% 65.69% 66.22% 66.84% 68.20% 69.35% 69.88% 69.84% 69.52% 69.58% 69.25% 69.27%
Operating profit margin 24.30% 24.64% 25.62% 24.15% 24.15% 22.63% 22.69% 24.27% 22.59% 23.05% 23.63% 24.07% 27.02% 28.55% 28.83% 28.72% 26.37% 25.66% 25.00% 25.05%
Net profit margin 21.01% 18.86% 20.75% 18.42% 17.32% 20.08% 17.99% 18.75% 1.89% 1.70% 1.58% 1.70% 21.28% 22.52% 22.87% 23.01% 22.27% 21.20% 22.15% 21.99%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) 26.35% 24.11% 28.01% 25.42% 24.31% 26.87% 24.90% 25.60% 2.39% 2.18% 1.97% 2.16% 21.39% 22.71% 23.46% 23.49% 21.91% 20.73% 21.40% 21.66%
Return on assets (ROA) 9.95% 9.59% 11.07% 9.59% 9.10% 10.53% 9.78% 10.00% 0.99% 0.88% 0.79% 0.83% 10.17% 10.69% 11.39% 11.71% 11.36% 10.75% 11.41% 11.55%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Johnson & Johnson’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Johnson & Johnson’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Johnson & Johnson’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Johnson & Johnson’s ROE deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 not reaching Q1 2020 level.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Johnson & Johnson’s ROA deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Gross Profit Margin

Johnson & Johnson, gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 27, 2020 Jun 28, 2020 Mar 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 Jul 2, 2017 Apr 2, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2016 Jul 3, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 27, 2015 Jun 28, 2015 Mar 29, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit 14,110  11,757  13,629  13,613  13,862  13,622  13,406  13,433  13,759  13,903  13,395  12,952  12,748  13,016  12,380  12,572  12,334  13,146  12,153  12,138  11,878  12,430  12,092 
Sales to customers 21,082  18,336  20,691  20,747  20,729  20,562  20,021  20,394  20,348  20,830  20,009  20,195  19,650  18,839  17,766  18,106  17,820  18,482  17,482  17,811  17,102  17,787  17,374 
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 65.68% 65.66% 66.15% 66.42% 66.49% 66.67% 66.80% 66.79% 66.36% 65.69% 66.22% 66.84% 68.20% 69.35% 69.88% 69.84% 69.52% 69.58% 69.25% 69.27%
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 50.18% 50.97% 52.13% 52.46% 52.39% 52.17% 51.57% 51.32% 50.57% 50.38% 49.39% 47.75% 48.59% 49.21% 51.32% 54.09% 54.17% 53.99% 53.93% 54.19%
AbbVie Inc. 68.74% 73.56% 77.43% 77.64% 77.32% 77.41% 77.07% 76.44% 75.22% 74.93% 75.18% 75.05% 76.85% 76.78% 76.81% 77.25% 77.21% 78.12% 79.28% 80.31%
Amgen Inc. 75.55% 77.15% 78.90% 80.38% 81.19% 81.23% 81.26% 81.80% 81.61% 81.78% 81.69% 81.33% 81.37% 81.26% 81.05% 80.99% 80.68% 80.64% 80.23% 79.82%
Biogen Inc. 87.65% 87.97% 87.47% 86.40% 85.97% 85.59% 85.72% 86.50% 86.12% 86.43% 86.57% 86.72% 87.34% 86.80% 86.56% 87.08% 87.46% 88.21% 88.65% 88.48%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 71.18% 69.47% 68.02% 69.10% 69.90% 70.10% 70.86% 70.98% 70.37% 70.12% 69.62% 70.80% 71.92% 72.78% 74.19% 74.54% 75.56% 75.55% 75.67% 76.39%
Eli Lilly & Co. 78.26% 78.67% 79.22% 78.85% 77.78% 76.67% 74.96% 73.81% 73.39% 72.92% 72.95% 73.46% 73.69% 73.89% 73.78% 73.35% 73.23% 73.72% 74.39% 74.76%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 78.72% 78.25% 79.06% 78.86% 79.27% 78.98% 78.02% 77.61% 79.21% 80.31% 81.82% 82.97% 84.51% 84.71% 85.95% 85.77% 86.36% 86.91% 86.69% 87.54%
Illumina Inc. 69.02% 70.34% 70.36% 69.63% 69.24% 68.84% 69.06% 69.01% 69.44% 68.85% 67.98% 66.35% 65.68% 66.26% 67.53% 69.48% 69.91% 69.96% 69.74% 69.80%
Merck & Co. Inc. 71.23% 70.06% 70.11% 69.87% 70.13% 69.89% 68.94% 68.06% 67.35% 67.81% 68.22% 68.16% 68.09% 67.92% 66.61% 65.10% 63.89% 62.58% 62.07% 62.19%
Pfizer Inc. 79.86% 79.94% 79.94% 80.25% 79.85% 79.91% 79.36% 79.03% 78.58% 78.24% 78.48% 78.61% 78.66% 78.15% 77.28% 76.66% 76.48% 77.71% 79.09% 80.25%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 87.98% 88.21% 89.72% 90.05% 91.14% 92.27% 92.79% 93.53% 93.36% 93.28% 92.95% 93.24% 93.37% 94.16% 94.53% 93.83% 92.90% 91.38% 90.52% 90.43%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 88.01% 87.71% 87.24% 86.84% 86.60% 86.56% 86.74% 86.56% 86.88% 87.31% 87.59% 88.95% 89.04% 89.08% 89.76% 87.64% 87.16% 87.72% 87.39% 87.94%
Zoetis Inc. 69.64% 69.73% 69.51% 68.18% 67.38% 66.92% 66.49% 67.19% 68.12% 68.04% 67.31% 66.55% 65.14% 64.91% 65.30% 65.92% 65.32% 64.90% 64.08% 63.53%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ3 2020 + Gross profitQ2 2020 + Gross profitQ1 2020 + Gross profitQ4 2019) ÷ (Sales to customersQ3 2020 + Sales to customersQ2 2020 + Sales to customersQ1 2020 + Sales to customersQ4 2019)
= 100 × (14,110 + 11,757 + 13,629 + 13,613) ÷ (21,082 + 18,336 + 20,691 + 20,747) = 65.68%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Johnson & Johnson’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Operating Profit Margin

Johnson & Johnson, operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 27, 2020 Jun 28, 2020 Mar 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 Jul 2, 2017 Apr 2, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2016 Jul 3, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 27, 2015 Jun 28, 2015 Mar 29, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Operating earnings 5,633  3,990  5,788  4,238  5,820  5,353  4,403  4,154  4,494  5,464  5,686  2,740  4,709  5,458  5,498  4,428  5,322  5,563  5,332  2,660  4,633  4,917  5,346 
Sales to customers 21,082  18,336  20,691  20,747  20,729  20,562  20,021  20,394  20,348  20,830  20,009  20,195  19,650  18,839  17,766  18,106  17,820  18,482  17,482  17,811  17,102  17,787  17,374 
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 24.30% 24.64% 25.62% 24.15% 24.15% 22.63% 22.69% 24.27% 22.59% 23.05% 23.63% 24.07% 27.02% 28.55% 28.83% 28.72% 26.37% 25.66% 25.00% 25.05%
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 13.39% 12.78% 14.18% 14.21% 13.74% 13.27% 12.31% 11.94% 10.45% 10.11% 8.92% 6.30% 7.89% 8.77% 11.03% 15.27% 14.74% 13.95% 13.64% 14.05%
AbbVie Inc. 28.45% 30.17% 39.86% 39.03% 20.04% 21.85% 19.88% 19.49% 32.99% 32.84% 34.03% 33.99% 37.24% 36.74% 36.33% 36.60% 36.21% 35.00% 34.18% 32.97%
Amgen Inc. 38.59% 39.76% 41.89% 43.57% 44.83% 44.05% 44.53% 45.55% 45.82% 46.46% 46.07% 45.76% 46.66% 46.93% 45.68% 44.74% 43.33% 42.46% 41.53% 40.44%
Biogen Inc. 46.68% 50.93% 51.03% 48.98% 47.13% 46.90% 42.40% 43.77% 44.67% 45.58% 46.49% 43.54% 40.25% 38.72% 41.59% 44.99% 47.59% 47.86% 47.11% 45.44%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. 9.27% 11.67% 16.30% 22.62% 28.63% 28.59% 23.43% 22.69% 18.64% 15.93% 17.50% 17.39% 19.71% 21.73% 24.06% 23.83% 19.21% 16.34% 11.09% 11.41%
Eli Lilly & Co. 23.55% 24.48% 25.64% 22.29% 20.00% 19.48% 12.50% 15.15% 12.34% 9.11% 14.88% 9.38% 12.43% 14.23% 12.92% 16.30% 14.31% 14.56% 14.27% 13.47%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 11.01% -4.40% 19.89% 19.38% 19.71% 38.44% 37.87% 37.83% 42.81% 46.25% 51.51% 55.04% 58.72% 58.71% 58.46% 58.87% 61.67% 63.83% 66.22% 69.03%
Illumina Inc. 22.08% 25.69% 27.28% 27.80% 26.42% 24.88% 25.58% 26.49% 28.25% 27.58% 26.29% 22.02% 20.01% 20.06% 21.35% 24.48% 24.80% 24.55% 24.77% 27.61%
Merck & Co. Inc. 26.87% 25.40% 25.49% 24.77% 25.56% 26.73% 24.38% 19.62% 17.84% 12.28% 13.57% 16.28% 9.92% 16.85% 14.45% 13.51% 19.60% 18.10% 18.19% 17.54%
Pfizer Inc. 24.77% 23.75% 25.38% 25.46% 26.30% 27.50% 26.86% 26.10% 26.18% 26.00% 25.86% 25.92% 24.69% 23.57% 22.94% 22.73% 22.96% 24.02% 24.86% 24.20%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 37.43% 34.64% 30.45% 28.10% 29.55% 29.58% 35.41% 37.77% 37.00% 36.89% 36.54% 35.41% 34.22% 32.29% 28.76% 27.38% 25.67% 26.77% 29.26% 30.51%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 44.43% 38.67% 34.05% 28.77% 21.38% 25.48% 23.98% 20.84% 22.38% 3.87% -0.77% 4.95% 1.62% 16.16% 14.62% 0.58% -5.02% -8.65% -23.94% -45.23%
Zoetis Inc. 33.87% 33.36% 32.72% 31.42% 31.01% 29.80% 30.05% 31.12% 33.00% 33.86% 33.02% 32.15% 29.43% 28.34% 28.55% 28.48% 26.22% 24.91% 17.35% 15.74%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Operating earningsQ3 2020 + Operating earningsQ2 2020 + Operating earningsQ1 2020 + Operating earningsQ4 2019) ÷ (Sales to customersQ3 2020 + Sales to customersQ2 2020 + Sales to customersQ1 2020 + Sales to customersQ4 2019)
= 100 × (5,633 + 3,990 + 5,788 + 4,238) ÷ (21,082 + 18,336 + 20,691 + 20,747) = 24.30%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Johnson & Johnson’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 and from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.

Net Profit Margin

Johnson & Johnson, net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 27, 2020 Jun 28, 2020 Mar 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 Jul 2, 2017 Apr 2, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2016 Jul 3, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 27, 2015 Jun 28, 2015 Mar 29, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings 3,554  3,626  5,796  4,010  1,753  5,607  3,749  3,042  3,934  3,954  4,367  (10,713) 3,764  3,827  4,422  3,814  4,272  3,997  4,457  3,215  3,358  4,516  4,320 
Sales to customers 21,082  18,336  20,691  20,747  20,729  20,562  20,021  20,394  20,348  20,830  20,009  20,195  19,650  18,839  17,766  18,106  17,820  18,482  17,482  17,811  17,102  17,787  17,374 
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 21.01% 18.86% 20.75% 18.42% 17.32% 20.08% 17.99% 18.75% 1.89% 1.70% 1.58% 1.70% 21.28% 22.52% 22.87% 23.01% 22.27% 21.20% 22.15% 21.99%
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 10.50% 9.89% 11.15% 11.56% 10.50% 9.36% 8.53% 7.74% 2.91% 3.13% 1.67% 1.74% 8.37% 4.96% 6.74% 6.71% 6.61% 11.08% 12.00% 21.68%
AbbVie Inc. 18.16% 19.20% 24.77% 23.69% 9.90% 12.62% 16.42% 17.36% 23.50% 20.84% 21.55% 18.82% 24.38% 24.77% 24.07% 23.22% 24.08% 23.11% 23.03% 22.50%
Amgen Inc. 30.91% 31.53% 33.64% 35.32% 36.14% 35.57% 35.93% 37.25% 9.96% 10.72% 10.11% 9.08% 37.36% 37.24% 36.12% 35.27% 35.19% 34.48% 33.86% 33.13%
Biogen Inc. 35.63% 40.91% 40.76% 40.96% 37.91% 37.62% 33.79% 32.93% 24.08% 23.06% 23.54% 20.69% 29.44% 28.10% 30.17% 32.34% 34.03% 33.97% 33.79% 32.95%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -0.11% -1.61% 3.08% 13.15% 23.39% 26.00% 22.09% 21.81% 6.50% 1.74% 4.37% 4.85% 20.56% 22.66% 24.22% 22.94% 18.22% 16.29% 9.31% 9.45%
Eli Lilly & Co. 24.01% 24.48% 23.97% 37.27% 35.10% 33.76% 26.12% 13.16% 1.85% -0.60% 4.82% -0.89% 9.90% 11.12% 10.13% 12.90% 11.73% 11.97% 11.49% 12.07%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 5.56% -1.18% 22.17% 24.35% 12.24% 27.14% 26.93% 25.16% 7.27% 9.69% 14.26% 18.03% 42.90% 43.55% 44.11% 45.07% 48.40% 51.16% 53.48% 56.32%
Illumina Inc. 19.70% 20.68% 26.49% 28.28% 28.13% 27.55% 25.05% 24.78% 21.09% 20.88% 19.31% 26.38% 30.14% 30.07% 30.52% 19.29% 18.70% 18.70% 18.40% 20.79%
Merck & Co. Inc. 24.33% 22.20% 21.10% 21.01% 20.26% 21.10% 19.50% 14.71% 8.02% 3.25% 3.88% 5.97% 7.15% 12.71% 10.88% 9.85% 13.76% 13.01% 11.72% 11.25%
Pfizer Inc. 17.85% 28.80% 31.17% 31.45% 30.57% 23.58% 21.31% 20.79% 44.63% 42.35% 41.29% 40.55% 18.69% 15.90% 13.88% 13.66% 11.77% 13.47% 14.95% 14.25%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 38.28% 37.30% 28.56% 26.91% 28.13% 28.59% 35.12% 36.42% 28.24% 25.65% 23.54% 20.41% 23.17% 22.05% 19.34% 18.42% 16.85% 15.98% 16.72% 15.50%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 44.91% 38.51% 31.35% 28.27% 59.23% 64.13% 66.01% 68.80% 22.87% 15.84% 9.36% 10.59% 8.53% 12.19% 8.78% -6.58% -13.17% -17.66% -30.91% -53.89%
Zoetis Inc. 25.42% 25.50% 25.41% 23.96% 23.76% 22.74% 23.47% 24.52% 20.35% 19.95% 17.97% 16.28% 18.29% 17.50% 17.25% 16.80% 14.10% 13.15% 7.83% 7.11%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net earningsQ3 2020 + Net earningsQ2 2020 + Net earningsQ1 2020 + Net earningsQ4 2019) ÷ (Sales to customersQ3 2020 + Sales to customersQ2 2020 + Sales to customersQ1 2020 + Sales to customersQ4 2019)
= 100 × (3,554 + 3,626 + 5,796 + 4,010) ÷ (21,082 + 18,336 + 20,691 + 20,747) = 21.01%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Johnson & Johnson’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 exceeding Q1 2020 level.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Johnson & Johnson, ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 27, 2020 Jun 28, 2020 Mar 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 Jul 2, 2017 Apr 2, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2016 Jul 3, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 27, 2015 Jun 28, 2015 Mar 29, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings 3,554  3,626  5,796  4,010  1,753  5,607  3,749  3,042  3,934  3,954  4,367  (10,713) 3,764  3,827  4,422  3,814  4,272  3,997  4,457  3,215  3,358  4,516  4,320 
Shareholders’ equity 64,473  62,978  61,294  59,471  58,210  60,785  58,955  59,752  64,626  62,889  63,255  60,160  73,979  71,922  70,341  70,418  72,769  72,473  72,647  71,150  71,554  71,131  67,878 
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 26.35% 24.11% 28.01% 25.42% 24.31% 26.87% 24.90% 25.60% 2.39% 2.18% 1.97% 2.16% 21.39% 22.71% 23.46% 23.49% 21.91% 20.73% 21.40% 21.66%
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 10.78% 10.17% 11.84% 11.86% 10.35% 9.14% 8.48% 7.76% 2.89% 3.03% 1.52% 1.54% 6.57% 3.71% 4.79% 6.82% 6.59% 11.02% 11.81% 20.85%
AbbVie Inc. 48.34% 47.30% 179.59% 104.16% 99.42% 110.08% 126.25% 128.41% 93.97% 101.42% 117.94% 130.39%
Amgen Inc. 67.09% 68.48% 80.92% 81.07% 73.83% 73.73% 74.55% 67.15% 15.35% 15.86% 14.21% 7.84% 25.37% 25.77% 25.76% 25.85% 24.65% 24.67% 25.16% 24.71%
Biogen Inc. 47.24% 52.41% 46.85% 44.13% 38.55% 40.87% 33.74% 33.98% 23.15% 24.21% 21.09% 20.13% 27.10% 28.42% 30.31% 30.50% 32.06% 33.48% 35.78% 37.84%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -0.09% -1.15% 1.91% 6.66% 32.04% 38.65% 33.80% 35.07% 10.50% 3.05% 7.18% 8.58% 28.61% 31.20% 33.55% 27.55% 21.56% 19.24% 10.94% 10.97%
Eli Lilly & Co. 115.45% 137.26% 179.72% 319.09% 234.97% 282.08% 252.24% 32.88% 3.44% -1.24% 7.74% -1.76% 14.94% 17.35% 15.58% 19.54% 15.68% 16.85% 15.45% 16.53%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 7.27% -1.43% 22.49% 23.91% 13.07% 26.33% 26.84% 25.51% 6.94% 10.19% 16.82% 22.64% 46.69% 53.86% 61.82% 71.48% 89.38% 105.21% 129.43% 97.70%
Illumina Inc. 13.57% 15.19% 20.32% 21.72% 21.92% 21.65% 21.36% 21.98% 19.53% 19.90% 18.85% 26.41% 27.38% 27.54% 29.01% 21.06% 19.79% 21.05% 20.82% 24.97%
Merck & Co. Inc. 39.47% 37.91% 38.72% 37.99% 34.70% 33.88% 30.50% 23.30% 10.32% 4.12% 4.69% 6.97% 7.44% 12.89% 10.91% 9.78% 12.55% 11.84% 10.53% 9.94%
Pfizer Inc. 13.31% 22.02% 24.28% 25.77% 24.91% 21.24% 19.52% 17.59% 33.40% 32.31% 29.72% 29.88% 16.14% 14.26% 12.49% 12.12% 9.90% 11.22% 12.09% 10.75%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 31.17% 32.94% 18.79% 19.08% 20.41% 21.21% 25.70% 27.91% 22.85% 22.14% 21.74% 19.51% 21.12% 20.91% 19.79% 20.13% 17.75% 18.23% 19.69% 17.40%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 33.08% 27.67% 23.38% 19.34% 40.81% 43.70% 45.63% 47.28% 22.27% 15.46% 9.41% 12.99% 10.93% 15.55% 11.82% -9.69% -21.41% -28.03% -41.73% -59.19%
Zoetis Inc. 46.17% 54.23% 58.52% 55.39% 54.56% 57.03% 59.91% 65.35% 54.96% 56.60% 49.90% 48.81% 47.11% 51.20% 53.14% 55.21% 43.47% 47.09% 32.45% 31.74%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net earningsQ3 2020 + Net earningsQ2 2020 + Net earningsQ1 2020 + Net earningsQ4 2019) ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × (3,554 + 3,626 + 5,796 + 4,010) ÷ 64,473 = 26.35%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Johnson & Johnson’s ROE deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020 not reaching Q1 2020 level.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Johnson & Johnson, ROA calculation (quarterly data)

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Sep 27, 2020 Jun 28, 2020 Mar 29, 2020 Dec 29, 2019 Sep 29, 2019 Jun 30, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 Dec 30, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jul 1, 2018 Apr 1, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Oct 1, 2017 Jul 2, 2017 Apr 2, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Oct 2, 2016 Jul 3, 2016 Apr 3, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 27, 2015 Jun 28, 2015 Mar 29, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net earnings 3,554  3,626  5,796  4,010  1,753  5,607  3,749  3,042  3,934  3,954  4,367  (10,713) 3,764  3,827  4,422  3,814  4,272  3,997  4,457  3,215  3,358  4,516  4,320 
Total assets 170,693  158,380  155,017  157,728  155,521  155,117  150,027  152,954  155,703  155,365  156,625  157,303  155,658  152,807  144,918  141,208  140,369  139,814  136,231  133,411  133,266  132,036  128,590 
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 9.95% 9.59% 11.07% 9.59% 9.10% 10.53% 9.78% 10.00% 0.99% 0.88% 0.79% 0.83% 10.17% 10.69% 11.39% 11.71% 11.36% 10.75% 11.41% 11.55%
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Abbott Laboratories 4.90% 4.52% 5.36% 5.43% 4.80% 4.23% 3.88% 3.53% 1.24% 1.35% 0.67% 0.63% 2.91% 1.65% 2.12% 2.66% 3.47% 5.72% 6.17% 10.72%
AbbVie Inc. 4.93% 4.65% 9.25% 8.84% 5.48% 7.21% 9.44% 9.58% 11.43% 10.46% 9.20% 7.50% 9.66% 9.87% 9.61% 9.01% 9.12% 8.51% 10.19% 9.70%
Amgen Inc. 11.37% 11.23% 12.45% 13.13% 13.55% 13.40% 12.62% 12.64% 3.27% 3.49% 3.12% 2.48% 10.18% 10.27% 10.14% 9.95% 9.71% 9.85% 9.61% 9.69%
Biogen Inc. 20.38% 23.23% 22.51% 21.62% 19.63% 20.14% 17.65% 17.52% 12.50% 12.39% 11.36% 10.73% 15.11% 15.13% 16.42% 16.19% 17.58% 17.75% 17.87% 18.19%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. -0.04% -0.44% 0.74% 2.65% 9.85% 11.24% 14.77% 14.06% 4.24% 1.15% 2.78% 3.00% 12.45% 13.73% 14.68% 13.22% 9.98% 8.74% 4.94% 4.93%
Eli Lilly & Co. 12.68% 13.39% 13.46% 21.17% 20.97% 20.28% 16.46% 7.36% 1.01% -0.34% 2.53% -0.45% 5.17% 5.98% 5.81% 7.05% 6.50% 6.76% 6.68% 6.77%
Gilead Sciences Inc. 2.08% -0.46% 8.31% 8.74% 4.55% 9.42% 9.38% 8.57% 2.47% 3.38% 5.30% 6.58% 17.94% 20.27% 21.90% 23.70% 26.63% 32.71% 36.30% 34.93%
Illumina Inc. 8.62% 9.56% 12.97% 13.70% 13.73% 13.45% 11.52% 11.87% 10.12% 11.08% 10.23% 13.81% 15.49% 15.39% 16.10% 10.81% 10.49% 10.86% 10.93% 12.52%
Merck & Co. Inc. 12.83% 11.56% 11.95% 11.66% 11.18% 11.15% 10.20% 7.53% 3.93% 1.58% 1.84% 2.72% 3.11% 5.48% 4.50% 4.11% 5.58% 5.32% 4.67% 4.36%
Pfizer Inc. 4.85% 7.96% 9.49% 9.72% 9.51% 8.10% 7.38% 7.00% 14.19% 13.67% 13.21% 12.40% 5.70% 4.94% 4.32% 4.20% 3.51% 4.13% 4.68% 4.16%
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. 19.62% 20.68% 14.46% 14.29% 15.38% 15.71% 18.88% 20.83% 16.64% 15.99% 15.23% 13.67% 14.69% 14.24% 12.32% 12.84% 11.68% 11.97% 12.56% 11.34%
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. 23.81% 20.37% 16.99% 14.15% 28.53% 31.50% 32.94% 33.57% 14.00% 9.58% 5.72% 7.43% 6.12% 7.91% 6.02% -3.87% -8.38% -10.79% -16.05% -22.26%
Zoetis Inc. 12.12% 12.37% 13.97% 12.99% 12.96% 12.52% 12.75% 13.25% 11.13% 12.96% 11.25% 10.06% 10.09% 11.25% 11.18% 10.73% 8.93% 8.50% 5.07% 4.28%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2020-10-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-07-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-04-29), 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-10-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-07-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-08), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-10), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-01).

1 Q3 2020 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net earningsQ3 2020 + Net earningsQ2 2020 + Net earningsQ1 2020 + Net earningsQ4 2019) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (3,554 + 3,626 + 5,796 + 4,010) ÷ 170,693 = 9.95%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Johnson & Johnson’s ROA deteriorated from Q1 2020 to Q2 2020 but then slightly improved from Q2 2020 to Q3 2020.