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Sherwin-Williams Co. (NYSE:SHW)

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Analysis of Profitability Ratios

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


Profitability Ratios (Summary)

Sherwin-Williams Co., profitability ratios

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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: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Gross Profit Margin

Sherwin-Williams Co., gross profit margin calculation

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Gross profit
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

1 2019 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × Gross profit ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.

Operating Profit Margin

Sherwin-Williams Co., operating profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Operating income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

1 2019 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × Operating income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s operating profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 exceeding 2017 level.

Net Profit Margin

Sherwin-Williams Co., net profit margin calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income
Net sales
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

1 2019 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Net sales
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s net profit margin ratio deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Equity (ROE)

Sherwin-Williams Co., ROE calculation, comparison to benchmarks

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income
Shareholders’ equity
Profitability Ratio
ROE1
Benchmarks
ROE, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

1 2019 Calculation
ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s ROE deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then slightly improved from 2018 to 2019.

Return on Assets (ROA)

Sherwin-Williams Co., ROA calculation, comparison to benchmarks

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in thousands)
Net income
Total assets
Profitability Ratio
ROA1
Benchmarks
ROA, Industry
Industrials

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-21), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-22), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-24).

1 2019 Calculation
ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × ÷ =

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. Sherwin-Williams Co.’s ROA deteriorated from 2017 to 2018 but then improved from 2018 to 2019 not reaching 2017 level.