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4 High-Gross Margin Stocks: Baxalta Inc (NYSE:BXLT), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV), Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR)

Profitability ratios are in some sense the “bottom line” ratios. Since, profitability is a result of many factors – such as asset management, sales generation, expense control, etc. – these ratios in some ways sum up the total level of success or failure of the organization. There are many different profitability ratios. Each one focuses on a slightly different measure of profit or return.

Profitability ratios can use many different measures of profit. Some use gross profit, some use EBITDA or EBIT. Net Income is normally thought of as “the bottom line” of the income statement for most entities, including corporations, partnerships, and proprietorships. For nonprofit organizations the “Increase in Net Assets” basically corresponds to “Net Income” in for-profit organizations.

Baxalta Inc (NYSE:BXLT) has market capitalization of $24.47 billion while its Price to book ratio was 6.56. The company offered EPS of $1.63 while its 676.97 million shares were outstanding. Gross profit margin of the company was 60.50% while its operating profit margin was 27.30%. The company earned $ 1.11 billion in prior 12 months. ROE ratio was 41.80% while ROA was 23.90%.

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has 79.10% institutional ownership while its EPS ratio was 19.89. The company has 670.25 million shares outstanding while market capitalization of the company was $426.98 billion. Price to book ratio was 3.90. Net profit margin of the company was 20.80% while gross profit margin was 62.40%. Stock volatility for the month was booked as 2.84% while for the week was recorded as 2.59%.

AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV) has return on equity ratio of 62.80%. The company has $101.93 billion in market worth. Gross Profit margin is maintained at 80.70%. Earnings per share of the company were $1.28 while 1.66 billion shares were outstanding. The company earned $2.08 billion in prior twelve months.

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) offered EPS of $.49. The stock has market capitalization of $18.10 billion. The company has 1.60 prices to book (P/B) ratio while P/S ratio was 5.39. Shares of the company were below versus 20 days simple moving average with -11.23% while below its SMA 50 with -13.87%. Net Profit margin was 14.50% while gross profit margin was 60.50%.