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Chicago, IL - June 21, 2018 - Stocks in this week's article Turtle Beach Corp. HEAR , American Woodmark Corp. AMWD , Enova International Inc. ENVA , QuinStreet, Inc. QNST and Luxfer Holdings PLC LXFR .

Top Stocks with Solid Net Profit Margins

Net profit margin is the most important entry in an income statement, as it demonstrates the affluence of a company. It determines the efficiency of a company in deploying its resources, making it the best metric to measure a company's profitability.  

Net Profit Margin = Net profit / Sales * 100.

In simple terms, net profit is the amount a company retains after deducting all costs, interest, depreciation, taxes and other expenses. In fact, net profit margin can turn out to be a potent point of reference to gauge the strength in a company operations and cost-control measures.

Higher net profit is indispensable for rewarding stakeholders. Also, strength in the metric not only attracts new investors but also draws well-skilled employees that eventually add to the value of the business.

Moreover, a higher net profit margin as compared to peers lends a competitive edge.

Pros and Cons

Net profit margin helps investors gain clarity on a company's business model in terms of pricing policy, cost structure and manufacturing efficiency. Hence, a strong net profit margin is preferred by all classes of investors.

However, net profit margin as an investment criterion has its own share of pitfalls. The metric varies widely from industry to industry. While net income is a key metric for investment measurement in traditional industries, it is not that important for technology companies.

Moreover, the difference in accounting treatment of various items - especially non-cash expenses like depreciation and stock-based compensation - makes comparison a daunting task.

Further, for companies preferring to grow with debt instead of equity funding, higher interest expenses usually weigh on net profit. In such cases, the measure is rendered ineffective to analyze a company's performance.

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This article appears in: Investing , Stocks
Referenced Symbols: QNST , HEAR , ENVA , AMWD , LXFR



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