NET PROFIT MARGIN (NPM Pre-Tax) incorporates all of the expenses associated with ordinary business (excluding taxes) thus is a measure of the overall operating efficiency of the firm prior to any tax considerations which may mask performance. For a business to be viable in the long term profits must be generated; making the net profit margin ratio one of the key performance indicators for any business. It is important to analyze the ratio over time. A variation in the ratio from year-to-year may be due to abnormal conditions or expenses which need to be addressed. A decline in the ratio over time may indicate a margin squeeze suggesting that productivity improvements may need to be initiated. In some cases, the costs of such improvements may lead to a further drop in the ratio or even losses before increased profitability is achieved. Formula: Net Earnings / Net Revenue
CAPITAL EXPENDITURE RATIO is the ratio of capital expenditure and other investments to total assets. It is used as a proxy for growth opportunities in a financial analysis.
PAYMENT TERMS is the legal or contractual stipulation by a business as to when payment is to be made for goods or services supplied, e.g. cash with order, payment on delivery, or within a particular number of days of the invoice date.
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