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IBM Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

49.15% for June 30, 2014

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June 30, 2014 49.15%
March 31, 2014 46.89%
Dec. 31, 2013 51.68%
Sept. 30, 2013 47.97%
June 30, 2013 48.68%
March 31, 2013 45.62%
Dec. 31, 2012 51.76%
Sept. 30, 2012 47.41%
June 30, 2012 47.63%
March 31, 2012 45.06%
Dec. 31, 2011 49.93%
Sept. 30, 2011 46.54%
June 30, 2011 46.44%
March 31, 2011 44.13%
Dec. 31, 2010 49.02%
Sept. 30, 2010 45.33%
June 30, 2010 45.56%
March 31, 2010 43.65%
Dec. 31, 2009 48.27%
Sept. 30, 2009 45.09%
June 30, 2009 45.51%
March 31, 2009 43.44%
Dec. 31, 2008 47.90%
Sept. 30, 2008 43.31%
June 30, 2008 43.25%
   
March 31, 2008 41.49%
Dec. 31, 2007 44.93%
Sept. 30, 2007 41.28%
June 30, 2007 41.81%
March 31, 2007 40.25%
Dec. 31, 2006 44.56%
Sept. 30, 2006 41.97%
June 30, 2006 41.18%
March 31, 2006 39.15%
Dec. 31, 2005 44.07%
Sept. 30, 2005 40.59%
June 30, 2005 39.40%
March 31, 2005 36.03%
Dec. 31, 2004 38.81%
Sept. 30, 2004 36.55%
June 30, 2004 36.39%
March 31, 2004 35.59%
Dec. 31, 2003 38.49%
Sept. 30, 2003 36.30%
June 30, 2003 36.97%
March 31, 2003 36.05%
Dec. 31, 2002 38.81%
Sept. 30, 2002 36.95%
June 30, 2002 37.00%
March 31, 2002 36.05%

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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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IBM Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Apple 39.36%
Oracle 80.50%
Microsoft 67.52%

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

Minimum 43.65% Mar 2010
Maximum 51.76% Dec 2012
Average 47.29%

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

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