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4 stocks display high gross margins: Santander Consumer (SC), Swift Energy (SFY), United Parcel Service, (UPS), Sanchez Energy (SN)

The main object of a business concern is to earn profit. In general terms, efficiency in business is measured by profitability. A low profitability may arise due to lack of control over the expenses. Bankers financial institutions and other creditors look at the profitability ratios as an indicator whether or not the firm earns substantially more than it pays interest for the use of borrowed funds and whether the ultimate repayment of their debt appears reasonably certain. Owners are also interested to know the profitability as it indicates the return which they can get on their investments.

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (NYSE:SC) has market capitalization of $8.43 billion while its Price to book ratio was 1.97. The company offered EPS of $2.84 while its 357.75 million shares were outstanding. Gross profit margin of the company was 76.40% while its operating profit margin was 21.10%. The company earned $ 1.01 billion in prior 12 months. ROE ratio was 27.10% while ROA was 3.00%.

Swift Energy Company (NYSE:SFY) has 95.60% institutional ownership while its EPS ratio was -17.37. The company has 44.46 million shares outstanding while market capitalization of the company was $26.68 million. Price to book ratio was 0.08. Gross profit margin was 77.10%. Stock volatility for the month was booked as 19.84% while for the week was recorded as 10.61%.

United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE:UPS) has return on equity ratio of 103.50%. The company has $92.77 billion in market worth. Gross Profit margin is maintained at 82.80%. Earnings per share of the company were $4.29 while 901.25 million shares were outstanding. The company earned $3.92 billion in prior twelve months.

Sanchez Energy Corp (NYSE:SN) offered EPS of -$9.67. The stock has market capitalization of $376.25 million. The company has 0.69 prices to book (P/B) ratio while P/S ratio was 0.59. Shares of the company were below versus 20 days simple moving average with -18.14% while below its SMA 50 with -31.68%. Net Profit margin was -86.70% while gross profit margin was 77.00%.