### Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE)

12.15 +0.00  +0.00% NASDAQ Dec 4, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

# Clean Energy Fuels Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

36.51% for Sept. 30, 2013

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## Clean Energy Fuels Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2013 36.51%
June 30, 2013 29.71%
March 31, 2013 45.46%
Dec. 31, 2012 21.23%
Sept. 30, 2012 22.12%
June 30, 2012 30.51%
March 31, 2012 24.10%
Dec. 31, 2011 22.83%
Sept. 30, 2011 26.81%
June 30, 2011 27.04%
March 31, 2011 28.06%
Dec. 31, 2010 39.62%
Sept. 30, 2010 26.60%
June 30, 2010 30.48%
March 31, 2010 29.32%

Dec. 31, 2009 37.65%
Sept. 30, 2009 39.84%
June 30, 2009 41.86%
March 31, 2009 28.44%
Dec. 31, 2008 16.95%
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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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## CLNE Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Chesapeake Energy 26.77%
HollyFrontier 4.90%
Exxon Mobil 26.88%

## CLNE Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

 Minimum 16.95% Dec 2008 Maximum 45.47% Mar 2013 Average 30.26%