### First Solar (FSLR)

65.39 -0.14  -0.21% NASDAQ Jul 29, 8:00PM BATS Real time Currency in USD

# First Solar Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

24.91% for March 31, 2014

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## First Solar Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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March 31, 2014 24.91%
Dec. 31, 2013 24.63%
Sept. 30, 2013 28.76%
June 30, 2013 26.95%
March 31, 2013 22.42%
Dec. 31, 2012 27.31%
Sept. 30, 2012 28.45%
June 30, 2012 25.46%
March 31, 2012 15.44%
Dec. 31, 2011 20.92%
Sept. 30, 2011 37.70%
June 30, 2011 36.56%
March 31, 2011 45.77%
Dec. 31, 2010 48.66%
Sept. 30, 2010 40.34%
June 30, 2010 48.34%

March 31, 2010 49.66%
Dec. 31, 2009 41.51%
Sept. 30, 2009 50.95%
June 30, 2009 56.69%
March 31, 2009 56.26%
Dec. 31, 2008 53.94%
Sept. 30, 2008 56.05%
June 30, 2008 54.19%
March 31, 2008 52.98%
Dec. 31, 2007 55.25%
Sept. 30, 2007 51.60%
June 30, 2007 36.74%
March 31, 2007 44.87%
Dec. 31, 2006 48.61%
Sept. 30, 2006 39.85%

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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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## FSLR Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
SunPower 23.54%
SolarCity -13.41%

## FSLR Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

 Minimum 15.44% Mar 2012 Maximum 50.95% Sep 2009 Average 33.93%

## FSLR Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

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