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mall business owners and entrepreneurs have to wear many different hats, and that includes being financial analysts. Creating and studying your profitability analysis is one way you can understand how different areas of your business operations affect your bottom line.

What is a profitability ratio?

Profitability ratios are metrics that give you insight into a company’s financial health. They’re used by investors and other stakeholders to understand how well a business is earning profits from its services, products, or investments. You can use profitability ratios to measure how a company is performing against other companies or how its performance has changed over time. Although higher ratios are generally more impressive than lower ratios, they don’t mean as much in isolation.

There are a number of factors that can affect your profitability ratios, including:

  • Revenue generation: Your ability to generate sales from your assets is a direct contributor to a higher return on assets.
  • Cost management: Effectively managing your direct costs, such as raw materials and labor, and your indirect costs, including for utilities and advertising, directly impacts how much profit you make in relation to how much you spend.
  • Pricing strategies: How you price your products or services significantly impacts your revenue and, consequently, your profit margins. In general, higher prices will bring higher margins.
  • Operating efficiency: Operational efficiency in managing overheads, marketing, administration, and other expenses can reduce your cost of goods sold, or COGS.
  • Asset management: How effectively you manage and use your assets, such as machinery, inventory, and property, will significantly impact your return on assets. If you do so effectively, you can prolong the life of your investments and prevent resources from being tied up in unsold goods.
  • Market conditions: Changes in market demand or input costs due to external factors, such as economic changes or commodity prices, can influence mProfitability Ratios: What They Are, Common Types, and How Businesses Use Them.
  • Industry characteristics: Different industries have varying typical net profit margins. For instance, industries with lower overheads might generally exhibit higher net profit margins.

What are the different types of profitability ratios?

There are two main groups of profitability ratios: margin ratios and return ratios. Margin ratios measure your ability to generate profit from your sales, while return ratios measure your ability to generate returns to your shareholders. Together, these different ratios can give you insights into your company’s performance and financial health.

Within these two categories, there are many different types of profitability ratios. Some of the most common ones that are used for small businesses include the following.

Gross profit margin

Gross profit margin tells you how much revenue you make after subtracting the direct costs needed to produce the goods or services. Here is the formula for calculating your gross profit margin:

  • Gross profit margin = (revenue - cost of goods sold)/revenue

This ratio tells you what proportion of sales revenue is available to cover operating expenses and yield profit. A higher gross profit margin indicates you’re producing goods or services efficiently and managing production costs well.

Net profit margin

Net profit margin tells how much profit you make after accounting for all expenses. It’s a comprehensive picture that says a lot about your profitability but not much about the individual factors involved. The formula for net profit margin is as follows:

  • Net profit margin = (net income/revenue) x 100

Your net income includes your total earnings after all expenses have been deducted, including cost of goods sold, operating expenses, taxes, and other expenses. Your total revenue includes all income generated from your sales of goods or services.

Your net profit margin shows how much profit you make for every dollar of sales. A higher ratio indicates you're efficiently converting sales into profit.

Operating profit margin

Operating profit margin provides insight into the efficiency of your core operations. Unlike the net profit margin, it focuses exclusively on the profits made from your business's primary activities, excluding income and expenses related to financing, investments, and taxes.

The formula is:

  • Operating profit margin = (operating profit/revenue) x 100

Your operating profit is the profit earned from your core business operations. Calculate it by deducting operating expenses, such as wages, rent, and administrative costs, from gross profit. Your revenue includes the total income generated by your sales.

Return on assets

Return on assets measures how efficiently you use your assets to generate profit. This ratio can tell how well you use your company's resources to create earnings. A higher ROA indicates more efficient use of assets. Investors often use this ratio to compare the performance of different companies.

To calculate this ratio, use this formula:

  • Return on assets = (net income/total assets) x 100

Your net income is your profit after all expenses are deducted. Your total assets include everything you own that has value, such as equipment, buildings, inventory, and cash.

Cash flow margin

Your cash flow margin tells how well you convert sales into cash, which is a critical aspect of financial health. Unlike profit-based margins, the cash flow margin focuses on the cash you generate from operating activities in relation to sales revenue. A higher cash flow margin indicates that you’re in a good position to generate cash from your sales, an important consideration for maintaining liquidity.

Here's the formula:

  • Cash flow margin = (cash flow from operating activities/sales revenue) x 100

Your cash flow from operating activities is the cash you bring in from your company’s core business operation. It’s based on cash transactions and excludes non-cash expenses such as depreciation. Your sales revenue is the total income you generate from sales.

How are profitability ratios used in small businesses?

There are many ways you can use profitability ratios to understand and improve your company’s financial performance.

Assess your financial health

As a small business owner, you can use profitability ratios to quickly assess the financial health of your company.  For instance, if you notice a declining net profit margin, it may signal rising costs or falling sales — this necessitates your immediate attention. Over time, tracking these ratios lets you identify long-term trends and patterns. This ongoing analysis can help you make informed decisions about your company’s growth and sustainability.

Guide pricing strategies

You can effectively guide your pricing strategies by using ratios like the gross profit margin. This particular ratio is useful for setting and adjusting prices. It helps you determine your pricing power and assess whether you have leeway to adjust prices without compromising competitiveness.

Manage costs and expenses

Profitability ratios, such as the gross profit margin, are excellent tools for highlighting the efficiency of your production and operating processes. They can highlight areas within your business where you can reduce costs or improve operational efficiency.

Obtain financing

Your business’s profitability ratios can attract investors or help secure loans. High ratios can demonstrate to potential investors and lenders that your business has significant growth potential — and that you're able to repay loans. This makes your business a more attractive investment and can be key to securing the financial support you need.

Understand product or service line performance

Profitability ratios can provide insight into the performance of individual products or services. This analysis can guide you in making decisions about which product lines to expand, reduce, or eliminate. Understanding the profitability of each product or service line helps you make informed decisions that will positively impact your business’s bottom line.


Each profitability ratio highlights a different aspect of your company’s financial performance. By understanding and tracking your profitability ratios, you can gain insight into how well your business is doing compared to your competitors and how your performance is improving or declining over time.

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