### Compass Diversified (CODI)

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# Compass Diversified Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

31.06% for Sept. 30, 2013

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## Compass Diversified Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2013 31.06%
June 30, 2013 31.47%
March 31, 2013 31.62%
Dec. 31, 2012 30.86%
Sept. 30, 2012 31.90%
June 30, 2012 31.69%
March 31, 2012 31.58%
Dec. 31, 2011 27.38%
Sept. 30, 2011 30.14%
June 30, 2011 30.87%
March 31, 2011 31.63%
Dec. 31, 2010 16.51%
Sept. 30, 2010 21.60%
June 30, 2010 21.19%
March 31, 2010 20.09%

Dec. 31, 2009 21.79%
Sept. 30, 2009 21.92%
June 30, 2009 22.32%
March 31, 2009 20.96%
Dec. 31, 2008 23.64%
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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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## CODI Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Honeywell International 28.04%
ITT 32.00%
General Electric 45.54%

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

 Minimum 16.51% Dec 2010 Maximum 31.90% Sep 2012 Average 26.51%