This post first appeared on FloatingPath

Corporate EBITDA margins in the U.S. are high in 2013, as pointed out in this chart via @ukarlewitz. At around 9%, the current U.S. EBITDA margins are over a full standard deviation above their long run average.

Further, on an absolute basis, the margins trail only emerging markets and are well ahead of other developed nations like Germany or France.

EBITDA Margins