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Abbott Laboratories Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

54.33% for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 54.33%
June 30, 2014 54.86%
March 31, 2014 52.90%
Dec. 31, 2013 55.78%
Sept. 30, 2013 53.26%
June 30, 2013 53.27%
March 31, 2013 54.78%
Dec. 31, 2012 53.86%
Sept. 30, 2012 52.73%
June 30, 2012 55.39%
March 31, 2012 55.35%
Dec. 31, 2011 63.02%
Sept. 30, 2011 59.53%
June 30, 2011 59.75%
March 31, 2011 57.32%
Dec. 31, 2010 59.42%
Sept. 30, 2010 56.87%
June 30, 2010 59.85%
March 31, 2010 56.68%
Dec. 31, 2009 56.95%
Sept. 30, 2009 56.71%
June 30, 2009 58.25%
March 31, 2009 56.30%
Dec. 31, 2008 60.02%
Sept. 30, 2008 55.28%
   
June 30, 2008 57.35%
March 31, 2008 56.23%
Dec. 31, 2007 56.22%
Sept. 30, 2007 55.09%
June 30, 2007 55.98%
March 31, 2007 56.40%
Dec. 31, 2006 53.91%
Sept. 30, 2006 57.10%
June 30, 2006 56.58%
March 31, 2006 61.59%
Dec. 31, 2005 53.54%
Sept. 30, 2005 50.28%
June 30, 2005 52.35%
March 31, 2005 53.14%
Dec. 31, 2004 53.54%
Sept. 30, 2004 54.83%
June 30, 2004 56.01%
March 31, 2004 55.32%
Dec. 31, 2003 55.14%
Sept. 30, 2003 54.59%
June 30, 2003 55.20%
March 31, 2003 52.02%
Dec. 31, 2002 71.64%
Sept. 30, 2002 52.38%
June 30, 2002 49.79%

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About Gross Profit Margin

A gross profit margin is the difference between sales and the cost of goods sold divided by revenue. This represents the percentage of each dollar of a company's revenue available after accounting for cost of goods sold.

If a company produces phones and earns $32 million in sales but pays $24 million for the items sold, then the company's gross profit margin would be ($32M - $24M) / $32M = 25 percent.

Cutting costs result in higher gross profit margins. If a company sells phones for 500 dollars and the cost of the producing the phone is $250, the current gross profit margin is 50 percent ((500-250)/500). If the company is able to reduce production costs from $250 to $200, the gross profit margin is 60 percent ((500-200)/500).

Note : Profit margins are very dependent on sector. Companies that sell bland potato chips may not have very high margins, but will sell a sizable quantity of potato chips. A company that sells consulting services will likely have higher profit margins, but sell lower quantities.
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ABT Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Johnson & Johnson 70.76%
AbbVie 78.20%
Mylan 48.58%

ABT Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 52.73% Sep 2012
Maximum 63.02% Dec 2011
Average 56.29%

ABT Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: gross_profit_margin
  • Latest data point: =YCP("ABT", "gross_profit_margin")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("ABT", "gross_profit_margin", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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