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 January 30, 2015, page 28.
The first chart depicts S&P500 net margins (TTM) since January 31, 2005, as depicted:
The second chart below depicts S&P500 quarterly net margins from Q2 2012 through Q3 2014, and projected net margins from Q4 2014, as depicted:
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