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Is Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste Earning Enough for You?

Seth Jayson
December 30, 2012

Margins matter. The more Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste (NYSE: ASR  ) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market. That's why we check up on margins at least once a quarter in this series. I'm looking for the absolute numbers, so I can compare them to current and potential competitors, and any trend that may tell me how strong Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste's competitive position could be.

Here's the current margin snapshot for Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste over the trailing 12 months: Gross margin is 62.3%, while operating margin is 47.7% and net margin is 35.6%.

Unfortunately, a look at the most recent numbers doesn't tell us