Sourcefire Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:76.45% for March 31, 2013
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Sourcefire Historical Gross Profit Margin Quarterly DataPro Data Export
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|Data for this Date Range|
|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%|
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.
FIRE Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Benchmarks
|Check Point Software Technologies||88.54%|
|Palo Alto Networks||71.38%|
FIRE Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Rankings
401 of 8005
98 of 954 in Technology
47 of 196 in Software - Application
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