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Dillards Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

38.34% for Oct. 31, 2014

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Oct. 31, 2014 38.34%
July 31, 2014 35.47%
April 30, 2014 40.88%
Jan. 31, 2014 34.01%
Oct. 31, 2013 37.79%
July 31, 2013 35.60%
April 30, 2013 41.00%
Jan. 31, 2013 35.81%
Oct. 31, 2012 38.13%
July 31, 2012 35.23%
April 30, 2012 39.67%
Jan. 31, 2012 35.25%
Oct. 31, 2011 37.85%
July 31, 2011 34.73%
April 30, 2011 40.02%
Jan. 31, 2011 35.48%
Oct. 31, 2010 37.55%
July 31, 2010 34.51%
April 30, 2010 38.34%
Jan. 31, 2010 34.45%
Oct. 31, 2009 35.79%
July 31, 2009 31.21%
April 30, 2009
Jan. 31, 2009 26.35%
Oct. 31, 2008 32.32%
   
July 31, 2008 31.41%
April 30, 2008 34.74%
Jan. 31, 2008 33.82%
Oct. 31, 2007 36.05%
July 31, 2007 33.18%
April 30, 2007 37.42%
Jan. 31, 2007 33.94%
Oct. 31, 2006 36.44%
July 31, 2006 35.25%
April 30, 2006 37.16%
Jan. 31, 2006 34.38%
Oct. 31, 2005 34.87%
July 31, 2005 33.81%
April 30, 2005 36.35%
Jan. 31, 2005 35.89%
Oct. 31, 2004 35.00%
July 31, 2004 33.77%
April 30, 2004 37.89%
Jan. 31, 2004 31.64%
Oct. 31, 2003 31.99%
July 31, 2003 33.36%
April 30, 2003 33.18%
Jan. 31, 2003 31.36%
Oct. 31, 2002 33.60%
July 31, 2002 34.14%

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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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DDS Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Kohl's 37.22%
Macy's 39.21%
Sears Holdings 22.21%

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

Minimum 34.01% Jan 2014
Maximum 41.00% Apr 2013
Average 37.00%

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

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