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Cisco Systems Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

59.93% for July 31, 2014

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July 31, 2014 59.93%
April 30, 2014 60.68%
Jan. 31, 2014 53.35%
Oct. 31, 2013 61.29%
July 31, 2013 59.17%
April 30, 2013 61.48%
Jan. 31, 2013 60.70%
Oct. 31, 2012 60.95%
July 31, 2012 60.61%
April 30, 2012 61.87%
Jan. 31, 2012 61.29%
Oct. 31, 2011 61.21%
July 31, 2011 61.29%
April 30, 2011 61.28%
Jan. 31, 2011 60.16%
Oct. 31, 2010 62.84%
July 31, 2010 62.69%
April 30, 2010 63.95%
Jan. 31, 2010 64.51%
Oct. 31, 2009 65.27%
July 31, 2009 63.98%
April 30, 2009 64.07%
Jan. 31, 2009 62.97%
Oct. 31, 2008 64.67%
July 31, 2008 63.98%
   
April 30, 2008 64.04%
Jan. 31, 2008 64.13%
Oct. 31, 2007 64.61%
July 31, 2007 64.33%
April 30, 2007 63.69%
Jan. 31, 2007 63.85%
Oct. 31, 2006 63.94%
July 31, 2006 64.44%
April 30, 2006 64.55%
Jan. 31, 2006 67.38%
Oct. 31, 2005 67.33%
July 31, 2005 67.89%
April 30, 2005 66.83%
Jan. 31, 2005 66.86%
Oct. 31, 2004 67.24%
July 31, 2004 68.43%
April 30, 2004 68.81%
Jan. 31, 2004 68.51%
Oct. 31, 2003 68.73%
July 31, 2003 69.95%
April 30, 2003 70.79%
Jan. 31, 2003 70.38%
Oct. 31, 2002 69.31%
July 31, 2002 67.99%
April 30, 2002 63.63%

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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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CSCO Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Apple 39.36%
IBM 49.15%
Intel 64.47%

CSCO Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 53.35% Jan 2014
Maximum 65.27% Oct 2009
Average 61.23%

CSCO Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: gross_profit_margin
  • Latest data point: =YCP("CSCO", "gross_profit_margin")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("CSCO", "gross_profit_margin", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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