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Will Pactera Technology International Earn or Burn?

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Seth Jayson
February 13, 2013

Margins matter. The more Pactera Technology International (Nasdaq: PACT  ) 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 Pactera Technology International's competitive position could be.

Here's the current margin snapshot for Pactera Technology International over the trailing 12 months: Gross margin is 35.6%, while operating margin is 9.6% and net margin is 8.5%.

Unfortunately, a look at the most recent numbers doesn't tell us much about where Pactera Technology International has been, or where it's going. A c