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Merck Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

60.00% for Sept. 30, 2014

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Sept. 30, 2014 60.00%
June 30, 2014 55.25%
March 31, 2014 61.97%
Dec. 31, 2013 59.30%
Sept. 30, 2013 62.80%
June 30, 2013 61.09%
March 31, 2013 62.90%
Dec. 31, 2012 64.56%
Sept. 30, 2012 63.99%
June 30, 2012 66.60%
March 31, 2012 65.59%
Dec. 31, 2011 66.03%
Sept. 30, 2011 63.80%
June 30, 2011 64.74%
March 31, 2011 64.95%
Dec. 31, 2010 63.29%
Sept. 30, 2010 62.33%
June 30, 2010 59.91%
March 31, 2010 54.33%
Dec. 31, 2009 51.44%
Sept. 30, 2009 76.36%
June 30, 2009 77.05%
March 31, 2009 75.23%
Dec. 31, 2008 75.63%
Sept. 30, 2008 75.14%
   
June 30, 2008 76.92%
March 31, 2008 78.73%
Dec. 31, 2007 75.26%
Sept. 30, 2007 75.01%
June 30, 2007 74.60%
March 31, 2007 73.55%
Dec. 31, 2006 72.38%
Sept. 30, 2006 71.46%
June 30, 2006 74.96%
March 31, 2006 75.18%
Dec. 31, 2005 74.35%
Sept. 30, 2005 77.13%
June 30, 2005 78.77%
March 31, 2005 76.29%
Dec. 31, 2004 77.70%
Sept. 30, 2004 75.37%
June 30, 2004 80.67%
March 31, 2004 79.61%
Dec. 31, 2003 78.19%
Sept. 30, 2003 81.20%
June 30, 2003 82.11%
March 31, 2003 80.61%
Dec. 31, 2002 81.39%
Sept. 30, 2002 82.06%
June 30, 2002 35.26%

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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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MRK Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
AbbVie 78.20%
AstraZeneca 78.37%
Bristol-Myers Squibb 74.32%

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

Minimum 51.44% Dec 2009
Maximum 66.60% Jun 2012
Average 61.74%

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

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