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The ability of a business to generate earnings determines its long term viability. Management and stockholders alike, enjoy increased profits, capital gains, and handsome dividends. None of these are feasible unless a firm is able to turn a profit from its day-to-day operations. A company’s net profit margin ratio is a measure of the net income generated by each dollar of sales (Gibson, 2012). GM managed a modest 4.5% in 2010 with a jump to 6.1% in 2011 only to fall back to 4% in 2013.
With significant improvements, it is not surprising that the consolidated results showed the net income attributed to the shareholders at 43.0 billion yen, in comparison to last year’s loss of 456.7 billion yen, resulting in optimal profitability for once in nearly half a decade. With impressive results in the current fiscal year, Sony is starting to break away from stagnancy, and move towards growth. Sony’s exponential growth in activity can be attributed to several strengthening in policies. Following... ... middle of paper ... ...ly fell. Sony’s stocks have been steadily increasing this past year, and are expected to continue to rise.
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