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Ecopetrol Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

38.65% for Dec. 31, 2013

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Dec. 31, 2013 38.65%
Sept. 30, 2013 38.08%
June 30, 2013 40.37%
March 31, 2013 41.36%
Dec. 31, 2012 38.02%
Sept. 30, 2012 38.22%
June 30, 2012 42.21%
March 31, 2012 45.87%
Dec. 31, 2011 43.52%
Sept. 30, 2011 45.69%
June 30, 2011 42.55%
March 31, 2011 45.90%
   
Dec. 31, 2010 44.94%
Sept. 30, 2010 34.75%
June 30, 2010 33.39%
March 31, 2010 40.25%
Dec. 31, 2009 40.00%
Sept. 30, 2009 31.79%
June 30, 2009 35.62%
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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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EC Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Petrobras 21.00%
PetroChina 36.55%
Total 28.52%

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

Minimum 31.79% Sep 2009
Maximum 45.90% Mar 2011
Average 40.06%
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