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Best Buy Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

20.05% for Jan. 31, 2014

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Jan. 31, 2014 20.05%
Oct. 31, 2013 23.18%
July 31, 2013 26.55%
April 30, 2013 23.13%
Jan. 31, 2013
Oct. 31, 2012 23.75%
July 31, 2012 24.31%
April 30, 2012 25.04%
Feb. 29, 2012 24.52%
Nov. 30, 2011 24.23%
Aug. 31, 2011 25.31%
May 31, 2011 25.30%
Feb. 28, 2011 24.45%
Nov. 30, 2010 25.09%
Aug. 31, 2010 25.73%
May 31, 2010 25.89%
Feb. 28, 2010 24.03%
Nov. 30, 2009 24.47%
Aug. 31, 2009 24.35%
May 31, 2009 25.33%
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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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BBY Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Amazon.com 26.50%
RadioShack 29.76%
eBay 68.01%

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

Minimum 20.05% Jan 2014
Maximum 26.55% Jul 2013
Average 24.46%
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