General Motors Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:10.60% for March 31, 2013
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General Motors Historical Gross Profit Margin Quarterly DataPro Data Export
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|Data for this Date Range|
|March 31, 2013||10.60%|
|Dec. 31, 2012||-7.60%|
|Sept. 30, 2012||12.06%|
|June 30, 2012||12.41%|
|March 31, 2012||12.19%|
|Dec. 31, 2011||12.09%|
|Sept. 30, 2011||13.00%|
|June 30, 2011||13.70%|
|March 31, 2011||12.00%|
|Dec. 31, 2010||10.06%|
|Sept. 30, 2010||13.13%|
|June 30, 2010||13.76%|
|March 31, 2010||12.46%|
|Dec. 31, 2009||-1.55%|
|Sept. 30, 2009||5.27%|
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.
GM Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Benchmarks
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GM Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Range, Past 5 Years
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