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Sept. 30, 2006 47.65%
June 30, 2006 56.85%
March 31, 2006 56.14%
Dec. 31, 2005
Sept. 30, 2005 51.43%
June 30, 2005 48.81%
March 31, 2005 49.90%
Dec. 31, 2004
Sept. 30, 2004 50.30%
June 30, 2004 48.96%
March 31, 2004 50.94%
Dec. 31, 2003 54.47%
Sept. 30, 2003 50.47%
June 30, 2003 66.82%
March 31, 2003 74.60%
Dec. 31, 2002
Sept. 30, 2002
June 30, 2002 68.83%
March 31, 2002 71.44%
Dec. 31, 2001
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June 30, 2001
March 31, 2001 71.71%
Dec. 31, 2000 88.69%
Sept. 30, 2000 85.09%
   
June 30, 2000 82.71%
March 31, 2000 83.19%
Dec. 31, 1999
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Dec. 31, 1994 5.59%
Sept. 30, 1994 37.89%
June 30, 1994 44.92%

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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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BRK.B Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

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

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