Nestle Profit

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Nestlé’s Profitability
In observing Nestlé’s Februarys 2007 press release, we would definitely invest in this company. According to Peter Brabeck-Letmathe Chairman and COE, “2006 was another record year for Nestlé.” “We are seeing the benefits of the Group’s transformation into a nutrition, health and wellness company, with stronger innovation and branding, as well as improved efficiency.” Nestlé has sought to diversify their portfolio with the acquisitions of Uncle Toby’s, Jenny Craig and Novartis Medical Nutrition giving them a strong competitive position in the market place through research and development. Below are the Financial Profitability Statement Ratios for 2006, 2005. Profit margin ratio = Net income measures net income in each sales dollar.

Net sales

Dec. 06 CHF Sales $98.5 billion – Expenses $1.5 billion = Net income $97.0 = 9.8%
Net sales $98.5

Dec. 05 CHF Sales $91.1 billion – Expenses $425 million= Net income $90.7 = 10.0%
Net Sales $91.1

Gross margin ratio = Net sales – Cost of goods sold measures gross margin in each sales dollar. Net sales

Dec.06 CHF Net sales $98.5 billions – ($40.7) billions = 57.8 = 5.87%
98.5

Dec.05 CHF Net sales $91.1 billions – ($37.9) billions = 53.2 = 5.84%
91.1

Return on total assets = Net income measures overall profitability of assets.
Average total assets

Dec.06 CHF Net income $97.0 billions = 97.0 = 1.96% (35305 + 66500)/2 = 50902.5

Dec.05 CHF Net income $90.7 billions = 90.7 = 1.8% (41765+60953)/2 = 51359

Return on common stockholders’ equity = Net income – Preferred dividends measures profitability of owner investment. Average common stockholders’ equity

Dec.06 CHF Net income $97.0 billions = 97.0 – 4.0 = 93.0 93.0 = 1.9%
(50991 +...
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