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McDonald's Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

38.37% for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 38.37%
June 30, 2014 38.77%
March 31, 2014 37.55%
Dec. 31, 2013 38.67%
Sept. 30, 2013 39.74%
June 30, 2013 39.04%
March 31, 2013 37.61%
Dec. 31, 2012 39.24%
Sept. 30, 2012 39.91%
June 30, 2012 39.27%
March 31, 2012 38.46%
Dec. 31, 2011 39.77%
Sept. 30, 2011 40.56%
June 30, 2011 39.47%
March 31, 2011 38.30%
Dec. 31, 2010 39.82%
Sept. 30, 2010 41.34%
June 30, 2010 40.31%
March 31, 2010 38.50%
Dec. 31, 2009 39.40%
Sept. 30, 2009 39.83%
June 30, 2009 38.42%
March 31, 2009 36.64%
Dec. 31, 2008 37.30%
Sept. 30, 2008 37.71%
   
June 30, 2008 36.62%
March 31, 2008 35.18%
Dec. 31, 2007 35.81%
Sept. 30, 2007 35.95%
June 30, 2007 34.24%
March 31, 2007 32.57%
Dec. 31, 2006 33.50%
Sept. 30, 2006 34.07%
June 30, 2006 32.39%
March 31, 2006 30.88%
Dec. 31, 2005 38.05%
Sept. 30, 2005 31.55%
June 30, 2005 30.99%
March 31, 2005 29.91%
Dec. 31, 2004 32.89%
Sept. 30, 2004 32.21%
June 30, 2004 31.67%
March 31, 2004 30.14%
Dec. 31, 2003
Sept. 30, 2003 31.70%
June 30, 2003 30.50%
March 31, 2003 28.08%
Dec. 31, 2002
Sept. 30, 2002 30.84%
June 30, 2002 31.13%

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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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MCD Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Starbucks 58.80%
Dunkin Brands Group 78.28%
Chipotle Mexican Grill 28.78%

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

Minimum 37.55% Mar 2014
Maximum 41.34% Sep 2010
Average 39.21%

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

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