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Says Budhbhatti: "Consumer goods and construction sectors are likely to benefit from lower raw material costs and steady sales realisations resulting in better operating profit margins. In case of real estate, there has been some traction in terms of project completion and sales vis-Ei-vis previous periods, which resulted in improvement." Margins of information technology companies, however, were a mixed bag.
In the Mean-Variance approach and the Mean-VaR approach, the mean or expected value of historical operating profit margin is used.
Adjusted operating income jumped 26.4% to $142.5 million, and operating profit margins rose 55 basis points to 13.8% of sales.
"Top line revenue growth has been good and we have made further progress towards our goal of mid-teen operating profit margins, chief executive Mark Robertshaw said.
Some BPO providers currently enjoy operating profit margins as high as 40% to 50%, but this will level out to between 20% and 25% as the market matures, according to a new report from Framingham, Massachusetts-based IDC and India's Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham).
Berkshire Hathaway's Buffalo (N.Y) News, for example, maintained operating profit margins over 30% for three years.
The ratings mirror the firm's strong market position in the Uttar Pradesh region, being the largest dealer of Maruti Suzuki Cars there, as well as its stable operating profit margins and highly-experienced promoters.
The company raised its interim dividend by 50 per cent to 2.25 pence and said all three of its divisions were now delivering double digit operating profit margins.
Pharmaceutical: A recent survey of pharmaceutical licensing practices revealed that drugs licensed during the later stages of clinical trials generate twice as much cash as drugs developed "in-house." While operating profit margins of "in-house" licensing are higher due to the fact that the company doesn't have to pay royalty fees to the discoverer, companies have to wait up to 14 years before the product reaches the market, creating very high opportunity costs.
Conversely, a typical for-profit would likely have the following operating profit margins: nursing at 8 percent to 15 percent, assisted living at 28 percent to 32 percent, and independent living at 43 percent to 48 percent.
While their revenue grew at the slowest rate in five years, newspaper companies reported 1989 pretax operating profit margins of 17.4%, compared with the 14.1% average for all media companies.