Supermarket Profitability (Line Graph)

Figure 2: Supermarket Profitability (Line Graph)

X-Axis: One point for each year 1980 to 2003, but only even years are labeled.

Y-Axis (Percent): Zero through seven in increments of one.

Key: Solid line equals After-tax Profits as a Percentage of Sales. Dashed line equals After-tax Profits as a Percentage of Assets.

This chart graphically represents the data in the following table (all values approximate).

Year After-Tax Profits as a Percentage of Sales After-Tax Profits as a Percentage of Assets
1980 .95 4.50
1981 .90 4.75
1982 1.05 4.50
1983 1.00 4.80
1984 1.20 6.00
1985 1.25 5.50
1986 1.20 4.95
1987 .75 3.50
1988 .70 3.25
1989 .90 2.95
1990 .95 3.80
1991 .75 3.80
1992 .70 3.40
1993 .90 2.50
1994 1.20 4.40
1995 1.25 4.75
1996 1.05 4.80
1997 1.25 4.75
1998 1.00 5.05
1999 1.25 4.95
2000 1.25 4.40
2001 1.40 5.00
2002 .95 4.85
2003 .90 3.60

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Updated June 25, 2015

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