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Barnes & Noble Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

30.95% for July 31, 2014

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July 31, 2014 30.95%
April 30, 2014 32.10%
Jan. 31, 2014 30.24%
Oct. 31, 2013 26.64%
July 31, 2013 27.69%
April 30, 2013 18.08%
Jan. 31, 2013 24.89%
Oct. 31, 2012 25.59%
July 31, 2012 28.61%
April 30, 2012 29.39%
Jan. 31, 2012 26.76%
Oct. 31, 2011 24.93%
July 31, 2011 27.32%
April 30, 2011 28.06%
Jan. 31, 2011 26.41%
Oct. 31, 2010 23.64%
July 31, 2010 25.20%
April 30, 2010 27.57%
Jan. 31, 2010 28.31%
Oct. 31, 2009 29.48%
July 31, 2009 30.79%
April 30, 2009 30.01%
Jan. 31, 2009 32.35%
Oct. 31, 2008 29.93%
July 31, 2008 30.66%
   
April 30, 2008 30.10%
Jan. 31, 2008 31.97%
Oct. 31, 2007 30.20%
July 31, 2007 29.07%
April 30, 2007 29.16%
Jan. 31, 2007 32.95%
Oct. 31, 2006 29.77%
July 31, 2006 30.23%
April 30, 2006 30.39%
Jan. 31, 2006 32.88%
Oct. 31, 2005 29.58%
July 31, 2005 29.32%
April 30, 2005 29.84%
Jan. 31, 2005 32.63%
Oct. 31, 2004 29.62%
July 31, 2004 29.50%
April 30, 2004 29.09%
Jan. 31, 2004 51.46%
Oct. 31, 2003 27.42%
July 31, 2003 26.26%
April 30, 2003 25.36%
Jan. 31, 2003 61.90%
Oct. 31, 2002 25.99%
July 31, 2002 26.06%
April 30, 2002 25.03%

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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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BKS Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Amazon.com 28.92%
Best Buy 23.10%
Apple 38.01%

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

Minimum 18.08% Apr 2013
Maximum 32.10% Apr 2014
Average 27.09%

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

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