- We have combined the financial statements of globally-listed non-financial companies into one for the past 23 years
- The average number of companies included in this study was 12,586 per year and as of 2017, it was 17,159
- Net profit margin has averaged 5.1% and varied between 3.3% and 7.1%, 95% of the time in the past 23 years
- With a low of 1.1% in 2002 and a high of 7.1% in 2007
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