For reference purposes, below are two charts depicting net profit margins for the S&P500. Both charts are from the FactSet Earnings Insight report (pdf) dated September 13, 2013.
The first chart depicts S&P500 net margins (TTM) since mid-year 2003, as depicted:
Trailing 12M Net Margin: 10 Years
The second chart depicts S&P500 quarterly net margins from Q4 2010 through Q1 2013, and projected net margins from Q2 2013, as depicted:
Quarterly Net Margins (Bottom-Up EPS / Bottom-Up SPS)
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