### Post Properties (PPS)

51.70 +0.40  +0.78%  May 20, 8:00PM

# Post Properties Gross Profit Margin Quarterly:

56.87% for Dec. 31, 2012
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## Post Properties Historical Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Data

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March 31, 2013 56.87%
Dec. 31, 2012 57.64%
Sept. 30, 2012 56.77%
June 30, 2012 57.12%
March 31, 2012 56.85%
Dec. 31, 2011 58.88%
Sept. 30, 2011 55.96%
June 30, 2011 55.97%
March 31, 2011 55.64%
Dec. 31, 2010 57.09%
Sept. 30, 2010 53.42%
June 30, 2010 53.53%
March 31, 2010 51.56%

Dec. 31, 2009 52.81%
Sept. 30, 2009 51.13%
June 30, 2009 52.75%
March 31, 2009 52.73%
Dec. 31, 2008 54.78%
Sept. 30, 2008 52.53%
June 30, 2008 50.11%
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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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## PPS Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Rankings

 Overall 86th percentile 1120 of 8002 Sector 51st percentile 119 of 247 in Real Estate Industry 59th percentile 13 of 32 in REIT - Residential

## PPS Gross Profit Margin Quarterly Range, Past 5 Years

 Minimum 50.11% Jun 2008 Maximum 58.88% Dec 2011 Average 54.71%