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SPX Earnings, Metrics, M&A


As the calendar heads toward the end of 2014, let’s take one last look at the most recent S&P 500® Index (SPX) earnings, metrics, and 2014 merger and acquisition activity.

CQ3 2014 SPX Earnings
Source: Bloomberg

SPX Metrics

  • CQ3 Profit Margin 9.57% versus CQ2 9.43%
  • CQ3 Gross Margin 32.42% versus CQ2 32.09%
  • CQ3 EBITDA Margin 19.24% versus CQ2 19.11%
  • CQ3 Operating Margin 14.01% versus CQ2 13.81%
  • CQ3 Earnings $29.37 versus CQ2 $28.86
  • CQ4 Estimated Earnings $30.40
  • CY 2013 SPX earnings per share $106.91
  • CY 2014 SPX current earnings per share $112.82
  • CY 2014 SPX estimated earnings per share $120.09
  • CY 2015 SPX estimated earnings per share $129.85

Mergers & Acquisitions, YTD as of December 4, 2014

  • Global M&A $4.0 trillion +62% year on year
  • North America M&A $2.0 trillion +75% year on year
  • European M&A $1.1 trillion +64% year on year
  • Asia Pacific M&A $708 billion +39% year on year
  • Latin America M&A $152 billion +43% year on year

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

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