### Cosan (CZZ)

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# Cosan Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:

12.59% for Dec. 31, 2012
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## Cosan Historical Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Data

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Dec. 31, 2012 12.59%
June 30, 2012 7.74%
March 31, 2012 11.98%
Dec. 31, 2011 9.79%
Sept. 30, 2011 11.20%
June 30, 2011 11.33%
March 31, 2011 24.67%
Dec. 31, 2010 12.21%
Sept. 30, 2010 15.29%
June 30, 2010 11.92%
March 31, 2010 17.66%

Dec. 31, 2009 10.97%
Sept. 30, 2009 14.16%
June 30, 2009 9.23%
Jan. 31, 2009 10.30%
Oct. 31, 2008 23.49%
July 31, 2008 1.25%
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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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## CZZ Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Benchmarks

Companies
Fresh Del Monte Produce 10.73%
Archer-Daniels Midland Company 3.48%
Sino Agro Foods 45.94%

## CZZ Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Rankings

 Overall 53rd percentile 3506 of 7593 Sector 21st percentile 213 of 270 in Consumer Defensive Industry 59th percentile 11 of 27 in Farm Products

## CZZ Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Range, Past 5 Years

 Minimum 1.25% Jul 2008 Maximum 24.67% Mar 2011 Average 12.69%