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Chicago, IL – May 14, 2018 - Stocks in this week’s article include: Weight Watchers International, Inc. (WTW - Free Report) , Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (AEZS - Free Report) , TransUnion (TRU - Free Report) , Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (SIX - Free Report) and Johnson Outdoors Inc. (JOUT - Free Report) .

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A company with a high level of profitability is able to meet all its operating and non-operating costs and expenses, and still provides high returns to its investors. A profitable company with strong fundamentals usually offers enormous gains to its investors. In this respect, we have used an accounting ratio to recognize a profitable company from a loss-making one.

The best accounting tool to understand a company’s profitability position is ratio analysis. Generally, there are four key profitability ratios — gross income ratio, operating income ratio, pre-tax profit margin and net income ratio. Here, we have used the most effective and frequently used profitability ratio — net income ratio.

Net Income Ratio

Net income ratio gives us the exact profit level of a company. It reflects the percentage of net income to total sales revenues. Using net income ratio, one can determine a company’s capability to meet operating and non-operating expenses with its sales revenues. A higher net income ratio usually implies a company’s ability to generate ample sales revenues and successfully manage all business functions.

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