### Constellation Energy (CEP)

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# Constellation Energy Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

48.52% for Sept. 30, 2013

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## Constellation Energy Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2013 48.52%
June 30, 2013 68.12%
March 31, 2013 -0.84%
Dec. 31, 2012 52.66%
Sept. 30, 2012 -68.75%
June 30, 2012 42.35%
March 31, 2012 71.10%
Dec. 31, 2011 69.76%
Sept. 30, 2011 74.76%
June 30, 2011 70.75%
March 31, 2011 49.77%
Dec. 31, 2010 42.65%
Sept. 30, 2010 80.75%
June 30, 2010 63.10%
March 31, 2010 86.46%

Dec. 31, 2009 26.18%
Sept. 30, 2009 94.64%
June 30, 2009 93.69%
March 31, 2009 98.41%
Dec. 31, 2008 80.85%
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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.