### Cavium (CAVM)

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# Cavium Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

63.96% for Sept. 30, 2013

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## Cavium Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2013 63.96%
June 30, 2013 58.30%
March 31, 2013 62.38%
Dec. 31, 2012 62.26%
Sept. 30, 2012 59.40%
June 30, 2012 55.24%
March 31, 2012 46.90%
Dec. 31, 2011 58.10%
Sept. 30, 2011 59.88%
June 30, 2011 59.93%
March 31, 2011 60.95%
Dec. 31, 2010 62.69%
Sept. 30, 2010 62.30%
June 30, 2010 60.85%
March 31, 2010 59.55%
Dec. 31, 2009 51.48%

Sept. 30, 2009 51.47%
June 30, 2009 46.77%
March 31, 2009 46.94%
Dec. 31, 2008 49.75%
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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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## CAVM Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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Applied Micro Circuits 61.37%
Quicklogic 33.41%
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## CAVM Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

 Minimum 46.77% Jun 2009 Maximum 63.96% Sep 2013 Average 56.95%