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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO)


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Adjustment to Net Income (Loss): Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., adjustment to net income

US$ in millions

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12 months ended Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Net income (as reported) 3,696  2,938  2,225  2,022  1,975 
Add: Unrealized gains (losses) on available-for-sale investments —  —  (2) (1)
Net income (adjusted) 3,696  2,938  2,223  2,021  1,976 

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).


Adjusted Profitability Ratios: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities (Summary)

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., adjusted profitability ratios

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
Net Profit Margin
Reported net profit margin 14.47% 12.06% 10.64% 11.06% 11.64%
Adjusted net profit margin 14.47% 12.06% 10.63% 11.06% 11.65%
Return on Equity (ROE)
Reported ROE 12.45% 10.65% 8.76% 9.39% 9.25%
Adjusted ROE 12.45% 10.65% 8.75% 9.38% 9.25%
Return on Assets (ROA)
Reported ROA 6.33% 5.22% 3.93% 4.40% 4.83%
Adjusted ROA 6.33% 5.22% 3.92% 4.40% 4.83%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by total assets. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Profitability Ratios: Reported vs. Adjusted


Adjusted Net Profit Margin

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income 3,696  2,938  2,225  2,022  1,975 
Revenues 25,542  24,358  20,918  18,274  16,965 
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 14.47% 12.06% 10.64% 11.06% 11.64%
Adjusted: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income 3,696  2,938  2,223  2,021  1,976 
Revenues 25,542  24,358  20,918  18,274  16,965 
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted net profit margin2 14.47% 12.06% 10.63% 11.06% 11.65%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

2019 Calculations

1 Net profit margin = 100 × Net income ÷ Revenues
= 100 × 3,696 ÷ 25,542 = 14.47%

2 Adjusted net profit margin = 100 × Adjusted net income ÷ Revenues
= 100 × 3,696 ÷ 25,542 = 14.47%

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as adjusted net income divided by revenue. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s adjusted net profit margin ratio improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Equity (ROE)

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income 3,696  2,938  2,225  2,022  1,975 
Shareholders’ equity 29,675  27,586  25,413  21,539  21,350 
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 12.45% 10.65% 8.76% 9.39% 9.25%
Adjusted: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income 3,696  2,938  2,223  2,021  1,976 
Shareholders’ equity 29,675  27,586  25,413  21,539  21,350 
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROE2 12.45% 10.65% 8.75% 9.38% 9.25%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

2019 Calculations

1 ROE = 100 × Net income ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × 3,696 ÷ 29,675 = 12.45%

2 Adjusted ROE = 100 × Adjusted net income ÷ Shareholders’ equity
= 100 × 3,696 ÷ 29,675 = 12.45%

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROE A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by shareholders’ equity. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s adjusted ROE improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Adjusted Return on Assets (ROA)

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Dec 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015
As Reported
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income 3,696  2,938  2,225  2,022  1,975 
Total assets 58,381  56,232  56,669  45,908  40,889 
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 6.33% 5.22% 3.93% 4.40% 4.83%
Adjusted: Mark to Market Available-for-sale Securities
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Adjusted net income 3,696  2,938  2,223  2,021  1,976 
Total assets 58,381  56,232  56,669  45,908  40,889 
Profitability Ratio
Adjusted ROA2 6.33% 5.22% 3.92% 4.40% 4.83%

Based on: 10-K (filing date: 2020-02-26), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-27), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-28), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-25).

2019 Calculations

1 ROA = 100 × Net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × 3,696 ÷ 58,381 = 6.33%

2 Adjusted ROA = 100 × Adjusted net income ÷ Total assets
= 100 × 3,696 ÷ 58,381 = 6.33%

Profitability ratio Description The company
Adjusted ROA A profitability ratio calculated as adjusted net income divided by total assets. Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s adjusted ROA improved from 2017 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.