GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

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GlaxoSmithKline Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

67.61% for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 67.61%
June 30, 2014 69.03%
March 31, 2014 68.95%
Dec. 31, 2013 63.42%
Sept. 30, 2013 67.57%
June 30, 2013 70.20%
March 31, 2013 69.46%
Dec. 31, 2012 70.33%
Sept. 30, 2012 67.99%
June 30, 2012 69.05%
March 31, 2012 72.62%
Dec. 31, 2011 72.07%
Sept. 30, 2011 70.68%
June 30, 2011 74.05%
March 31, 2011 71.57%
Dec. 31, 2010 66.89%
Sept. 30, 2010 72.02%
June 30, 2010 76.41%
March 31, 2010 73.47%
Dec. 31, 2009 73.82%
Sept. 30, 2009 73.63%
June 30, 2009 74.92%
March 31, 2009 73.60%
Dec. 31, 2008 71.74%
Sept. 30, 2008 72.97%
   
June 30, 2008 74.24%
March 31, 2008 76.10%
Dec. 31, 2007 74.43%
Sept. 30, 2007 77.50%
June 30, 2007 78.63%
March 31, 2007 77.93%
Dec. 31, 2006 75.75%
Sept. 30, 2006 78.34%
June 30, 2006 79.19%
March 31, 2006 80.49%
Dec. 31, 2005 78.02%
Sept. 30, 2005 78.36%
June 30, 2005 77.98%
March 31, 2005 77.62%
Dec. 31, 2004 77.54%
Sept. 30, 2004 77.55%
June 30, 2004 79.64%
March 31, 2004 79.29%
Dec. 31, 2003 77.16%
Sept. 30, 2003 79.32%
June 30, 2003 80.19%
March 31, 2003 78.74%
Dec. 31, 2002 75.27%
Sept. 30, 2002 79.27%
June 30, 2002 80.48%

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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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GSK Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Merck 60.00%
AstraZeneca 78.37%
Johnson & Johnson 70.76%

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

Minimum 63.42% Dec 2013
Maximum 76.41% Jun 2010
Average 70.36%

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

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