Babcock & Wilcox Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:23.06% for March 31, 2013
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|Data for this Date Range|
|March 31, 2013||23.06%|
|Dec. 31, 2012||28.24%|
|Sept. 30, 2012||23.34%|
|June 30, 2012||25.12%|
|March 31, 2012||26.38%|
|Dec. 31, 2011||13.09%|
|Sept. 30, 2011||24.30%|
|June 30, 2011||21.88%|
|March 31, 2011||18.30%|
|Dec. 31, 2010||24.30%|
|Sept. 30, 2010||25.96%|
|June 30, 2010||27.07%|
|March 31, 2010||20.30%|
|Dec. 31, 2009||26.81%|
|Sept. 30, 2009||20.83%|
|June 30, 2009||24.39%|
|March 31, 2009||22.18%|
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.
BWC Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Benchmarks
BWC Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Rankings
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477 of 802 in Industrials
81 of 115 in Diversified Industrials
BWC Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Range, Past 5 Years
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