### Sourcefire (FIRE)

54.92 -1.88  -3.31%  May 22, 3:24PM

# Sourcefire Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:

76.45% for March 31, 2013
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## Sourcefire Historical Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Data

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March 31, 2013 76.45%
Dec. 31, 2012 75.98%
Sept. 30, 2012 77.24%
June 30, 2012 77.23%
March 31, 2012 76.41%
Dec. 31, 2011 76.90%
Sept. 30, 2011 77.60%
June 30, 2011 77.52%
March 31, 2011 78.57%
Dec. 31, 2010 79.30%
Sept. 30, 2010 79.36%
June 30, 2010 79.40%
March 31, 2010 79.87%
Dec. 31, 2009 80.92%

Sept. 30, 2009 77.88%
June 30, 2009 77.11%
March 31, 2009 77.69%
Dec. 31, 2008 77.77%
Sept. 30, 2008 75.70%
June 30, 2008 77.05%
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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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## FIRE Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Benchmarks

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## FIRE Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Rankings

 Overall 94th percentile 401 of 8005 Sector 89th percentile 98 of 954 in Technology Industry 76th percentile 47 of 196 in Software - Application

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

 Minimum 75.70% Sep 2008 Maximum 80.92% Dec 2009 Average 77.80%