Stock Analysis on Net
Stock Analysis on Net

salesforce.com inc. (NYSE:CRM)

Analysis of Profitability Ratios
Quarterly Data

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Profitability Ratios (Summary)

salesforce.com inc., profitability ratios (quarterly data)

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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 Jan 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 Apr 30, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Oct 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Apr 30, 2015
Return on Sales
Gross profit margin 74.32% 74.41% 74.47% 74.62% 74.90% 75.23% 75.01% 74.77% 74.32% 74.02% 74.12% 74.04% 73.96% 73.54% 73.18% 73.02% 73.06% 73.38% 74.05% 74.72% 74.98% 75.18%
Operating profit margin 4.25% 2.14% 1.11% 0.35% -0.29% 1.74% 2.97% 3.37% 3.95% 4.03% 3.80% 4.23% 3.93% 2.25% 1.36% 0.23% 0.04% 0.77% 1.37% 1.99% 1.92% 1.72%
Net profit margin 19.87% 19.16% 17.53% 12.21% -0.92% 0.74% 4.64% 6.45% 8.26% 8.36% 6.51% 6.45% 4.33% 1.22% 0.09% -0.85% 1.49% 2.14% 2.60% 2.91% -0.18% -0.71%
Return on Investment
Return on equity (ROE) 10.44% 9.81% 8.82% 6.16% -0.48% 0.37% 2.21% 5.53% 7.04% 7.11% 5.55% 5.63% 4.35% 1.36% 0.10% -0.95% 1.66% 2.40% 3.02% 3.55% -0.23% -0.95%
Return on assets (ROA) 6.85% 6.14% 6.01% 4.10% -0.31% 0.23% 1.47% 2.85% 3.49% 3.61% 3.07% 2.95% 2.09% 0.61% 0.05% -0.46% 0.77% 1.02% 1.43% 1.51% -0.10% -0.37%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-22).

Profitability ratio Description The company
Gross profit margin Gross profit margin indicates the percentage of revenue available to cover operating and other expenditures. salesforce.com inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. salesforce.com inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. salesforce.com inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. salesforce.com inc.’s ROE improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. salesforce.com inc.’s ROA improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Gross Profit Margin

salesforce.com inc., gross profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 Jan 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 Apr 30, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Oct 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Apr 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Gross profit 4,408  4,338  4,025  3,840  3,611  3,631  3,379  3,030  2,823  2,657  2,503  2,432  2,239  2,113  1,965  1,891  1,737  1,668  1,559  1,511  1,420  1,366  1,288  1,229  1,129 
Revenues 5,963  5,817  5,419  5,151  4,865  4,851  4,513  3,997  3,737  3,603  3,392  3,281  3,006  2,851  2,680  2,562  2,388  2,294  2,145  2,037  1,917  1,809  1,712  1,635  1,511 
Profitability Ratio
Gross profit margin1 74.32% 74.41% 74.47% 74.62% 74.90% 75.23% 75.01% 74.77% 74.32% 74.02% 74.12% 74.04% 73.96% 73.54% 73.18% 73.02% 73.06% 73.38% 74.05% 74.72% 74.98% 75.18%
Benchmarks
Gross Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC 31.66% 31.81% 31.53% 31.36% 31.28% 31.08% 30.81% 30.61% 30.31% 30.10% 29.91% 29.82% 29.90% 30.02% 30.00% 29.92% 29.63% 29.56% 29.53% 29.61% 29.73% 29.76%
Adobe Inc. 87.45% 86.62% 85.96% 85.60% 85.19% 85.03% 85.16% 85.55% 86.04% 86.77% 87.09% 86.78% 86.59% 86.16% 86.15% 86.27% 86.04% 86.00% 85.51% 85.06% 84.69%
Autodesk Inc. 91.06% 91.11% 90.97% 90.81% 90.54% 90.08% 89.76% 89.37% 89.01% 88.87% 88.18% 87.18% 86.30% 85.25% 84.19% 83.78% 83.65% 83.17% 83.92% 84.27% 84.33% 85.20%
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 41.95% 42.00% 42.09% 42.12% 42.91% 43.00% 42.91% 42.95% 42.71% 42.32% 41.66% 41.15% 40.81% 40.80% 41.06% 41.28% 41.69% 41.73% 41.56% 41.37% 41.18% 41.15% 41.23%
International Business Machines Corp. 48.60% 48.32% 48.18% 47.76% 47.52% 47.30% 46.77% 46.93% 46.67% 46.41% 46.17% 45.94% 45.85% 45.78% 46.27% 46.50% 47.08% 47.92%
Intuit Inc. 82.67% 82.23% 82.85% 82.05% 80.50% 82.25% 82.55% 82.80% 83.52% 83.41% 83.13% 83.62% 84.03% 84.14% 84.45% 84.37% 84.34% 84.01% 83.84% 83.98% 83.67% 83.37% 82.95%
Microsoft Corp. 68.38% 68.35% 68.27% 67.78% 68.17% 67.71% 66.56% 65.90% 65.44% 65.10% 65.21% 65.25% 64.22% 63.73% 63.10% 61.91% 61.28% 60.97% 60.87% 61.58% 62.86% 64.00% 64.77%
Oracle Corp. 80.59% 80.33% 79.96% 79.68% 79.80% 79.67% 79.77% 79.76% 79.53% 79.54% 79.66% 79.71% 79.98% 79.97% 80.10% 80.20% 80.22% 80.26% 80.09% 79.81% 79.56% 79.57% 79.78%
PayPal Holdings Inc. 48.45% 46.62% 45.90% 44.85% 43.95% 44.94% 45.13% 45.37% 45.78% 46.53% 48.97% 48.78% 48.48% 48.11% 45.58% 46.20% 46.76% 47.42%
ServiceNow Inc. 78.01% 78.16% 78.22% 78.04% 77.57% 76.98% 76.63% 76.41% 76.31% 76.13% 75.86% 75.35% 74.98% 74.15% 73.46% 72.67% 71.97% 71.33%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-22).

1 Q1 2022 Calculation
Gross profit margin = 100 × (Gross profitQ1 2022 + Gross profitQ4 2021 + Gross profitQ3 2021 + Gross profitQ2 2021) ÷ (RevenuesQ1 2022 + RevenuesQ4 2021 + RevenuesQ3 2021 + RevenuesQ2 2021)
= 100 × (4,408 + 4,338 + 4,025 + 3,840) ÷ (5,963 + 5,817 + 5,419 + 5,151) = 74.32%

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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. salesforce.com inc.’s gross profit margin ratio deteriorated from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Operating Profit Margin

salesforce.com inc., operating profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Apr 30, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 Jan 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 Apr 30, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Oct 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Apr 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Income (loss) from operations 354  193  224  178  (140) (36) 65  58  210  137  92  115  191  78  116  51  (9) (23) 33  52  21  43  20  31 
Revenues 5,963  5,817  5,419  5,151  4,865  4,851  4,513  3,997  3,737  3,603  3,392  3,281  3,006  2,851  2,680  2,562  2,388  2,294  2,145  2,037  1,917  1,809  1,712  1,635  1,511 
Profitability Ratio
Operating profit margin1 4.25% 2.14% 1.11% 0.35% -0.29% 1.74% 2.97% 3.37% 3.95% 4.03% 3.80% 4.23% 3.93% 2.25% 1.36% 0.23% 0.04% 0.77% 1.37% 1.99% 1.92% 1.72%
Benchmarks
Operating Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC 14.89% 14.84% 14.69% 14.68% 14.66% 14.65% 14.59% 14.45% 14.31% 14.20% 14.04% 14.00% 12.60% 12.66% 12.60% 12.56% 13.93% 13.93% 13.82% 13.77% 13.54% 13.53%
Adobe Inc. 34.75% 32.93% 32.10% 31.36% 30.10% 29.25% 28.36% 28.55% 29.65% 31.45% 32.30% 31.97% 31.20% 29.69% 28.84% 27.81% 26.90% 25.51% 23.62% 22.40% 20.47%
Autodesk Inc. 16.24% 16.60% 15.85% 14.72% 13.11% 10.48% 8.02% 5.24% 2.01% -0.97% -10.36% -16.15% -20.87% -24.75% -24.94% -26.29% -23.42% -24.60% -15.55% -10.26% -7.17% 0.05%
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 21.70% 21.72% 21.78% 21.53% 21.89% 21.74% 21.47% 21.34% 20.94% 20.27% 19.38% 18.85% 18.13% 18.33% 18.75% 18.80% 19.39% 19.38% 18.99% 18.77% 18.57% 18.33% 18.44%
International Business Machines Corp. 10.67% 9.22% 12.21% 11.50% 11.73% 13.67% 14.42% 16.27% 17.18% 16.61% 16.22% 15.72% 14.97% 14.91% 15.53% 15.89% 16.63% 16.40%
Intuit Inc. 29.04% 26.95% 30.30% 28.34% 22.46% 26.81% 27.03% 27.33% 28.42% 27.32% 25.34% 25.10% 26.95% 25.71% 26.47% 26.95% 26.51% 24.53% 25.43% 26.46% 25.19% 21.24% 19.05%
Mastercard Inc. 52.22% 52.81% 54.00% 55.30% 56.83% 57.24% 52.22% 51.77% 50.27% 48.71% 52.37% 51.77% 52.02% 52.99% 54.12% 54.21% 53.50% 53.46%
Microsoft Corp. 40.15% 39.24% 38.17% 37.03% 37.46% 36.74% 35.20% 34.14% 33.49% 32.82% 32.47% 31.77% 28.97% 27.63% 26.38% 24.82% 23.01% 23.07% 22.97% 23.65% 17.32% 18.57% 19.95%
Oracle Corp. 37.74% 37.13% 36.29% 35.57% 34.82% 34.65% 34.49% 34.26% 34.47% 34.36% 34.23% 34.34% 33.88% 33.21% 33.64% 33.69% 33.68% 34.03% 33.85% 34.02% 33.96% 34.62% 35.62%
PayPal Holdings Inc. 17.20% 15.33% 15.39% 14.80% 14.23% 15.30% 14.78% 14.14% 13.70% 14.20% 16.29% 16.33% 16.15% 16.24% 14.14% 14.19% 14.28% 14.63%
ServiceNow Inc. 5.10% 4.40% 4.96% 4.97% 2.88% 1.22% 0.43% -1.09% -1.35% -1.63% -2.29% -3.20% -3.76% -5.25% -6.31% -8.06% -9.40% -30.41%
Visa Inc. 63.53% 64.76% 64.46% 64.13% 65.24% 65.04% 65.29% 65.87% 62.97% 62.79% 62.86% 63.70% 66.64% 65.95% 66.15% 65.06% 53.25% 53.74% 52.27%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-22).

1 Q1 2022 Calculation
Operating profit margin = 100 × (Income (loss) from operationsQ1 2022 + Income (loss) from operationsQ4 2021 + Income (loss) from operationsQ3 2021 + Income (loss) from operationsQ2 2021) ÷ (RevenuesQ1 2022 + RevenuesQ4 2021 + RevenuesQ3 2021 + RevenuesQ2 2021)
= 100 × (354 + 193 + 224 + 178) ÷ (5,963 + 5,817 + 5,419 + 5,151) = 4.25%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Operating profit margin A profitability ratio calculated as operating income divided by revenue. salesforce.com inc.’s operating profit margin ratio improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Net Profit Margin

salesforce.com inc., net profit margin calculation (quarterly data)

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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 Jan 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 Apr 30, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Oct 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Apr 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) 469  267  1,081  2,625  99  (248) (109) 91  392  362  105  299  344  68  51  18  (9) (51) (37) 230  39  (26) (25) (1)
Revenues 5,963  5,817  5,419  5,151  4,865  4,851  4,513  3,997  3,737  3,603  3,392  3,281  3,006  2,851  2,680  2,562  2,388  2,294  2,145  2,037  1,917  1,809  1,712  1,635  1,511 
Profitability Ratio
Net profit margin1 19.87% 19.16% 17.53% 12.21% -0.92% 0.74% 4.64% 6.45% 8.26% 8.36% 6.51% 6.45% 4.33% 1.22% 0.09% -0.85% 1.49% 2.14% 2.60% 2.91% -0.18% -0.71%
Benchmarks
Net Profit Margin, Competitors2
Accenture PLC 11.95% 11.74% 11.52% 11.11% 11.13% 11.06% 11.06% 10.93% 10.51% 9.99% 9.76% 9.76% 9.18% 9.43% 9.37% 9.92% 10.67% 12.16% 11.82% 11.05% 10.97% 9.20%
Adobe Inc. 40.68% 40.88% 31.05% 30.71% 27.72% 26.42% 26.10% 26.25% 28.08% 28.69% 28.16% 26.69% 24.40% 23.20% 23.06% 22.11% 21.34% 19.96% 17.86% 16.88% 15.76%
Autodesk Inc. 33.32% 31.88% 11.74% 10.26% 8.91% 6.55% 4.74% 1.95% -0.82% -3.14% -13.37% -18.53% -24.39% -27.56% -28.60% -30.15% -27.13% -28.66% -20.26% -15.01% -21.83% -13.20%
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 16.88% 17.01% 17.07% 16.91% 17.20% 16.97% 16.52% 16.17% 13.76% 13.12% 12.71% 12.16% 13.60% 13.47% 14.08% 14.00% 14.32% 14.06% 12.84% 12.79% 13.49% 13.38% 13.48%
International Business Machines Corp. 7.28% 7.59% 10.53% 10.43% 11.78% 12.22% 10.00% 11.22% 10.98% 10.97% 7.12% 7.13% 7.10% 7.27% 14.43% 14.58% 14.62% 14.86%
Intuit Inc. 23.93% 22.64% 25.10% 23.78% 19.50% 22.88% 22.79% 22.95% 24.34% 22.89% 20.71% 20.31% 20.39% 17.48% 18.62% 18.76% 17.82% 19.97% 20.59% 20.86% 22.28% 11.37% 9.74%
Mastercard Inc. 42.38% 41.90% 43.13% 45.12% 46.75% 48.08% 42.50% 42.71% 40.82% 39.19% 35.88% 33.81% 32.42% 31.33% 38.70% 38.30% 37.79% 37.67%
Microsoft Corp. 35.02% 33.47% 32.29% 30.96% 33.36% 33.02% 31.66% 31.18% 28.58% 28.31% 16.38% 15.02% 13.72% 11.72% 24.55% 23.57% 20.42% 19.57% 19.42% 19.69% 12.06% 13.29% 13.83%
Oracle Corp. 32.32% 26.34% 26.13% 25.94% 27.06% 27.62% 27.71% 28.05% 27.13% 10.01% 9.74% 9.60% 9.25% 25.48% 25.35% 24.74% 23.83% 23.69% 24.16% 24.03% 23.80% 24.54% 24.95%
PayPal Holdings Inc. 22.80% 19.59% 15.48% 13.44% 10.27% 13.84% 14.89% 15.36% 13.92% 13.31% 13.98% 14.02% 13.92% 13.71% 12.69% 12.82% 12.60% 12.92%
ServiceNow Inc. 3.15% 2.62% 16.60% 18.42% 18.20% 18.11% 1.09% 0.09% -1.38% -1.02% -2.52% -4.16% -4.65% -7.71% -8.68% -10.17% -10.60% -32.49%
Visa Inc. 49.93% 49.91% 49.74% 51.37% 52.26% 52.60% 52.57% 53.43% 51.34% 50.61% 49.98% 47.91% 48.18% 38.12% 36.49% 36.53% 28.78% 38.30% 39.72%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-22).

1 Q1 2022 Calculation
Net profit margin = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q1 2022 + Net income (loss)Q4 2021 + Net income (loss)Q3 2021 + Net income (loss)Q2 2021) ÷ (RevenuesQ1 2022 + RevenuesQ4 2021 + RevenuesQ3 2021 + RevenuesQ2 2021)
= 100 × (469 + 267 + 1,081 + 2,625) ÷ (5,963 + 5,817 + 5,419 + 5,151) = 19.87%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
Net profit margin An indicator of profitability, calculated as net income divided by revenue. salesforce.com inc.’s net profit margin ratio improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Return on Equity (ROE)

salesforce.com inc., ROE calculation (quarterly data)

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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 Jan 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 Apr 30, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Oct 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Apr 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) 469  267  1,081  2,625  99  (248) (109) 91  392  362  105  299  344  68  51  18  (9) (51) (37) 230  39  (26) (25) (1)
Stockholders’ equity 42,567  41,493  40,310  38,440  34,565  33,885  33,279  17,166  16,446  15,605  14,693  13,528  11,060  9,388  8,829  8,451  7,934  7,500  6,806  6,133  5,584  5,003  4,750  4,536  4,235 
Profitability Ratio
ROE1 10.44% 9.81% 8.82% 6.16% -0.48% 0.37% 2.21% 5.53% 7.04% 7.11% 5.55% 5.63% 4.35% 1.36% 0.10% -0.95% 1.66% 2.40% 3.02% 3.55% -0.23% -0.95%
Benchmarks
ROE, Competitors2
Accenture PLC 29.81% 29.33% 30.05% 30.91% 32.13% 32.05% 33.17% 34.05% 33.53% 33.21% 39.17% 40.45% 37.07% 39.16% 38.50% 43.86% 47.84% 57.94% 54.42% 53.04% 53.98% 51.54%
Adobe Inc. 41.09% 39.66% 32.97% 34.00% 30.89% 28.03% 27.12% 26.70% 27.17% 27.67% 27.24% 24.90% 21.76% 20.02% 19.49% 18.49% 17.30% 15.74% 13.63% 12.35% 11.28%
Autodesk Inc. 114.97% 125.14% 618.61% 539.67% -528.24% -186.94% -107.07% -79.35% -42.04% -26.05% -36.03% -20.41%
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 43.57% 42.07% 42.80% 42.88% 46.09% 45.92% 44.21% 42.46% 36.71% 38.11% 36.86% 46.85% 44.13% 43.82% 44.68% 43.59% 42.64% 44.41% 35.87% 33.30% 34.35% 35.75% 32.26%
International Business Machines Corp. 25.11% 27.14% 37.27% 38.33% 45.08% 45.25% 42.95% 49.50% 52.42% 51.96% 28.93% 31.07% 31.28% 32.70% 57.61% 62.08% 63.34% 65.07%
Intuit Inc. 21.37% 19.70% 37.50% 35.76% 28.21% 43.76% 43.49% 41.53% 40.54% 52.65% 45.36% 51.44% 50.17% 82.11% 81.80% 71.71% 53.45% 123.44% 104.70% 84.32% 82.77% 79.25% 39.77%
Mastercard Inc. 103.46% 100.31% 116.05% 113.15% 147.26% 137.76% 139.77% 133.95% 120.53% 108.60% 89.82% 89.75% 75.85% 71.60% 71.73% 74.76% 74.51% 71.76%
Microsoft Corp. 41.65% 39.40% 38.49% 37.43% 40.41% 40.25% 38.75% 38.35% 36.82% 36.41% 21.89% 20.03% 17.93% 14.79% 25.76% 29.29% 25.55% 24.37% 23.57% 23.33% 14.01% 15.25% 16.21%
Oracle Corp. 144.16% 131.11% 107.99% 83.94% 75.58% 70.25% 59.43% 50.87% 45.33% 13.02% 10.19% 8.37% 7.64% 17.75% 17.36% 17.33% 17.62% 18.20% 18.94% 18.82% 19.28% 20.02% 20.17%
PayPal Holdings Inc. 26.82% 20.99% 17.00% 14.64% 11.75% 14.56% 15.39% 15.55% 14.60% 13.37% 13.85% 13.56% 13.13% 11.22% 10.14% 10.05% 9.71% 9.52%
ServiceNow Inc. 5.01% 4.18% 26.20% 29.38% 29.85% 29.45% 2.45% 0.22% -3.25% -2.40% -6.03% -10.55% -11.31% -25.53% -27.91% -34.41% -37.24% -116.76%
Visa Inc. 28.28% 28.45% 30.01% 33.09% 36.09% 35.09% 34.83% 34.00% 32.47% 31.55% 30.29% 28.80% 27.35% 21.41% 20.45% 20.32% 15.73% 19.29% 18.20%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-22).

1 Q1 2022 Calculation
ROE = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q1 2022 + Net income (loss)Q4 2021 + Net income (loss)Q3 2021 + Net income (loss)Q2 2021) ÷ Stockholders’ equity
= 100 × (469 + 267 + 1,081 + 2,625) ÷ 42,567 = 10.44%

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Profitability ratio Description The company
ROE A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by shareholders’ equity. salesforce.com inc.’s ROE improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.

Return on Assets (ROA)

salesforce.com inc., ROA calculation (quarterly data)

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Apr 30, 2021 Jan 31, 2021 Oct 31, 2020 Jul 31, 2020 Apr 30, 2020 Jan 31, 2020 Oct 31, 2019 Jul 31, 2019 Apr 30, 2019 Jan 31, 2019 Oct 31, 2018 Jul 31, 2018 Apr 30, 2018 Jan 31, 2018 Oct 31, 2017 Jul 31, 2017 Apr 30, 2017 Jan 31, 2017 Oct 31, 2016 Jul 31, 2016 Apr 30, 2016 Jan 31, 2016 Oct 31, 2015 Jul 31, 2015 Apr 30, 2015
Selected Financial Data (US$ in millions)
Net income (loss) 469  267  1,081  2,625  99  (248) (109) 91  392  362  105  299  344  68  51  18  (9) (51) (37) 230  39  (26) (25) (1)
Total assets 64,885  66,301  59,136  57,780  53,623  55,126  49,942  33,336  33,154  30,737  26,588  25,823  22,963  21,010  17,490  17,419  17,059  17,585  14,388  14,381  12,817  12,771  10,912  10,794  10,366 
Profitability Ratio
ROA1 6.85% 6.14% 6.01% 4.10% -0.31% 0.23% 1.47% 2.85% 3.49% 3.61% 3.07% 2.95% 2.09% 0.61% 0.05% -0.46% 0.77% 1.02% 1.43% 1.51% -0.10% -0.37%
Benchmarks
ROA, Competitors2
Accenture PLC 13.65% 13.72% 13.78% 14.12% 14.84% 14.66% 16.04% 16.62% 16.33% 15.77% 16.61% 17.04% 15.52% 15.51% 15.18% 16.95% 18.97% 21.02% 19.95% 19.70% 20.26% 16.90%
Adobe Inc. 22.28% 21.66% 17.23% 17.13% 15.24% 14.22% 13.85% 13.48% 13.75% 13.80% 15.68% 14.29% 12.55% 11.65% 11.45% 10.80% 10.06% 9.20% 8.02% 7.33% 6.72%
Autodesk Inc. 17.78% 16.60% 7.21% 6.32% 5.51% 3.47% 2.93% 1.17% -0.47% -1.71% -8.45% -10.83% -13.29% -13.78% -13.65% -13.55% -12.28% -12.13% -9.23% -6.87% -9.94% -5.99%
Automatic Data Processing Inc. 4.54% 5.03% 5.87% 6.30% 5.83% 5.02% 6.28% 5.47% 4.00% 4.68% 4.61% 4.37% 4.03% 3.87% 4.95% 4.66% 3.99% 4.24% 4.44% 3.42% 3.03% 3.77% 4.35%
International Business Machines Corp. 3.61% 3.58% 5.13% 5.11% 5.88% 6.20% 5.15% 5.65% 6.60% 7.07% 4.69% 4.73% 4.54% 4.59% 9.30% 9.49% 9.88% 10.11%
Intuit Inc. 13.50% 11.97% 20.26% 16.70% 17.22% 24.34% 25.55% 24.78% 23.85% 27.59% 25.61% 23.39% 20.49% 19.40% 24.21% 23.87% 18.25% 22.16% 24.92% 23.04% 20.91% 11.68% 10.91%
Mastercard Inc. 18.81% 19.09% 21.29% 22.79% 25.94% 27.77% 26.62% 27.12% 26.48% 23.57% 22.22% 21.00% 18.85% 18.36% 22.10% 22.05% 22.51% 21.73%
Microsoft Corp. 18.13% 16.87% 15.78% 14.70% 16.21% 15.67% 14.73% 13.69% 13.27% 12.96% 7.30% 6.40% 5.79% 4.53% 9.27% 8.80% 7.92% 7.47% 7.80% 8.67% 5.76% 6.50% 7.26%
Oracle Corp. 10.86% 9.44% 9.03% 8.78% 11.13% 11.11% 10.31% 10.20% 9.82% 3.36% 3.02% 2.79% 2.64% 7.14% 7.27% 6.92% 7.11% 7.14% 7.29% 7.93% 8.43% 8.64% 8.66%
PayPal Holdings Inc. 7.19% 5.97% 4.79% 4.09% 3.46% 4.79% 5.05% 5.19% 4.78% 4.75% 4.79% 4.89% 4.54% 4.40% 4.14% 4.27% 4.24% 4.23%
ServiceNow Inc. 1.73% 1.36% 9.09% 11.17% 10.92% 10.41% 0.74% 0.06% -0.88% -0.69% -1.72% -2.71% -2.64% -4.39% -5.01% -5.68% -7.33% -22.22%
Visa Inc. 13.30% 13.33% 13.43% 15.09% 17.14% 16.55% 16.65% 16.94% 15.93% 15.01% 14.88% 14.08% 13.51% 10.65% 9.85% 10.14% 7.66% 9.66% 9.36%

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2021-06-02), 10-K (filing date: 2021-03-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-08-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2020-06-01), 10-K (filing date: 2020-03-05), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-12-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-08-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2019-06-05), 10-K (filing date: 2019-03-08), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-11-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-08-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-31), 10-K (filing date: 2018-03-09), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-11-22), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-22), 10-K (filing date: 2017-03-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-20), 10-K (filing date: 2016-03-07), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-08-25), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-22).

1 Q1 2022 Calculation
ROA = 100 × (Net income (loss)Q1 2022 + Net income (loss)Q4 2021 + Net income (loss)Q3 2021 + Net income (loss)Q2 2021) ÷ Total assets
= 100 × (469 + 267 + 1,081 + 2,625) ÷ 64,885 = 6.85%

2 Click competitor name to see calculations.

Profitability ratio Description The company
ROA A profitability ratio calculated as net income divided by total assets. salesforce.com inc.’s ROA improved from Q3 2021 to Q4 2021 and from Q4 2021 to Q1 2022.