### AvalonBay Communities (AVB)

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# AvalonBay Communities Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:

66.07% for Dec. 31, 2012
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## AvalonBay Communities Historical Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Data

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March 31, 2013 66.07%
Dec. 31, 2012 61.48%
Sept. 30, 2012 64.49%
June 30, 2012 63.62%
March 31, 2012 64.18%
Dec. 31, 2011 63.56%
Sept. 30, 2011 62.25%
June 30, 2011 62.98%
March 31, 2011 61.53%
Dec. 31, 2010 60.07%
Sept. 30, 2010 60.19%
June 30, 2010 33.65%

March 31, 2010 33.14%
Dec. 31, 2009 63.42%
Sept. 30, 2009 59.18%
June 30, 2009 59.51%
March 31, 2009 60.11%
Dec. 31, 2008 56.75%
Sept. 30, 2008 61.23%
June 30, 2008 21.02%
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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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## AVB Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Benchmarks

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Equity Residential 62.93%
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Simon Property Group 79.48%

## AVB Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Rankings

 Overall 90th percentile 730 of 8002 Sector 70th percentile 75 of 256 in Real Estate Industry 84th percentile 5 of 32 in REIT - Residential

## AVB Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Range, Past 5 Years

 Minimum 21.02% Jun 2008 Maximum 66.07% Mar 2013 Average 56.92%