Lowe's Companies (LOW)

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Lowe's Companies Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

34.49% for Oct. 31, 2014

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Oct. 31, 2014 34.49%
July 31, 2014 34.55%
April 30, 2014 35.50%
Jan. 31, 2014 34.67%
Oct. 31, 2013 34.58%
July 31, 2013 34.35%
April 30, 2013 34.80%
Jan. 31, 2013 34.27%
Oct. 31, 2012 34.32%
July 31, 2012 33.93%
April 30, 2012 34.70%
Jan. 31, 2012 34.22%
Oct. 31, 2011 34.06%
July 31, 2011 34.49%
April 30, 2011 35.45%
Jan. 31, 2011 35.55%
Oct. 31, 2010 35.05%
July 31, 2010 34.86%
April 30, 2010 35.18%
Jan. 31, 2010 34.95%
Oct. 31, 2009 34.20%
July 31, 2009 34.84%
April 30, 2009 35.46%
Jan. 31, 2009 33.73%
Oct. 31, 2008 33.98%
   
July 31, 2008 34.34%
April 30, 2008 34.69%
Jan. 31, 2008 34.89%
Oct. 31, 2007 34.28%
July 31, 2007 34.47%
April 30, 2007 34.99%
Jan. 31, 2007 35.43%
Oct. 31, 2006 34.48%
July 31, 2006 33.45%
April 30, 2006 34.97%
Jan. 31, 2006 35.02%
Oct. 31, 2005 33.80%
July 31, 2005 33.84%
April 30, 2005 34.28%
Jan. 31, 2005 34.28%
Oct. 31, 2004 33.66%
July 31, 2004 33.33%
April 30, 2004 33.06%
Jan. 31, 2004 31.99%
Oct. 31, 2003 31.29%
July 31, 2003 30.30%
April 30, 2003 31.17%
Jan. 31, 2003 32.38%
Oct. 31, 2002 30.64%
July 31, 2002 29.41%

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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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LOW Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Home Depot 35.02%
Target 29.20%
Staples 26.78%

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

Minimum 33.93% Jul 2012
Maximum 35.55% Jan 2011
Average 34.70%

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

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