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General Mills Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

33.71% for Aug. 31, 2014

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Aug. 31, 2014 33.71%
May 31, 2014 34.60%
Feb. 28, 2014 34.56%
Nov. 30, 2013 36.13%
Aug. 31, 2013 36.89%
May 31, 2013 34.70%
Feb. 28, 2013 34.37%
Nov. 30, 2012 35.69%
Aug. 31, 2012 40.20%
May 31, 2012 36.79%
Feb. 29, 2012 36.59%
Nov. 30, 2011 34.49%
Aug. 31, 2011 37.59%
May 31, 2011 37.54%
Feb. 28, 2011 39.24%
Nov. 30, 2010 40.18%
Aug. 31, 2010 43.14%
May 31, 2010 36.02%
Feb. 28, 2010 37.88%
Nov. 30, 2009 42.84%
Aug. 31, 2009 41.37%
May 31, 2009 42.37%
Feb. 28, 2009 36.11%
Nov. 30, 2008 30.41%
Aug. 31, 2008 34.07%
   
May 31, 2008 29.74%
Feb. 29, 2008 39.76%
Nov. 30, 2007 35.95%
Aug. 31, 2007 37.64%
May 31, 2007 35.01%
Feb. 28, 2007 35.10%
Nov. 30, 2006 36.89%
Aug. 31, 2006 37.20%
May 31, 2006 34.40%
Feb. 28, 2006 34.27%
Nov. 30, 2005 36.53%
Aug. 31, 2005 41.51%
May 31, 2005 22.35%
Feb. 28, 2005 38.85%
Nov. 30, 2004 40.37%
Aug. 31, 2004 38.84%
May 31, 2004 39.94%
Feb. 29, 2004 39.40%
Nov. 30, 2003 41.27%
Aug. 31, 2003 41.46%
May 31, 2003 41.79%
Feb. 28, 2003 40.76%
Nov. 30, 2002 40.13%
Aug. 31, 2002 41.32%
May 31, 2002 36.88%

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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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GIS Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Kellogg 38.29%
ConAgra Foods 19.02%
Campbell Soup 34.07%

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

Minimum 33.71% Aug 2014
Maximum 43.14% Aug 2010
Average 37.16%

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

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