### CAE (CAE)

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# CAE Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:

28.47% for Dec. 31, 2012
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## CAE Historical Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Data

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March 31, 2013 28.47%
Dec. 31, 2012 28.96%
Sept. 30, 2012 27.99%
June 30, 2012 33.14%
March 31, 2012 33.57%
Dec. 31, 2011 33.75%
Sept. 30, 2011 31.72%
June 30, 2011 32.62%
March 31, 2011 33.20%
Dec. 31, 2010 33.11%
Sept. 30, 2010 33.30%
June 30, 2010 35.21%
March 31, 2010 16.39%
Dec. 31, 2009 16.87%
Sept. 30, 2009 17.09%
June 30, 2009 18.88%
March 31, 2009 18.14%
Dec. 31, 2008 18.28%
Sept. 30, 2008 18.69%
June 30, 2008 18.52%

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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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## CAE Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Benchmarks

Companies
Esterline Technologies 35.01%
Triumph Group 11.45%
Alliant Techsystems 21.09%

## CAE Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Rankings

 Overall 66th percentile 2648 of 8006 Sector 57th percentile 379 of 895 in Industrials Industry 64th percentile 18 of 51 in Aerospace & Defense

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

 Minimum 16.39% Mar 2010 Maximum 35.21% Jun 2010 Average 26.39%