Profitability Ratios are a class of financial metrics that are used to assess a business’s ability to generate earnings as compared to its expenses and other relevant costs incurred during a specific period of time. For most of these ratios, having a higher value relative to a competitor’s ratio or the same ratio from a previous period is indicative that the company is doing well.
Some examples of profitability ratios are profit margin, return on assets and return on equity. It is important to note that a little bit of background knowledge is necessary in order to make relevant comparisons when analyzing these ratios.
Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) has the market capitalization of $ 156.78B. The stock has P/B ratio of 0.77 while EPS was 4.44. Institutional ownership of the company was 76% while 2.98B shares were outstanding. Net profit margin of the Company was 22.50%. Share of the company moved above its SMA 50 with -1.46%. ROE ratio was 6.60% while ROI was 8.00%.
General Growth Properties Inc (NYSE:GGP) has return on equity ratio of 18.60%. The company has $ 23.80B in market worth. Earnings per share of the company were 1.44while 882.49M shares were outstanding. The company earned $ 1.37B in prior twelve months.
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has 67% institutional ownership while its EPS ratio was 5.22. The company has 2.77B shares outstanding while market capitalization of the company was $ 286.35B. Price to book ratio was 4.01. Net profit margin of the company was 20.90%. Stock volatility for the month was booked as 1.35% while for the week was recorded as 1.33%.
Regions Financial Corp (NYSE:RF) has market capitalization of $ 12.65B while its Price to book ratio was 0.79. The company offered EPS of 0.69 while its 1.31B shares were outstanding. Its operating profit margin was 25.70%. The company earned $937.00M in prior 12 months. ROE ratio was 5.70% while ROA was 0.70%.