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SunPower Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

20.48% for Dec. 31, 2013

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Dec. 31, 2013 20.48%
Sept. 30, 2013 29.41%
June 30, 2013 18.71%
March 31, 2013 9.33%
Dec. 31, 2012 6.91%
Sept. 30, 2012 12.45%
June 30, 2012 12.33%
March 31, 2012 9.16%
Dec. 31, 2011 6.76%
Sept. 30, 2011 10.79%
June 30, 2011 3.26%
March 31, 2011 19.61%
Dec. 31, 2010 25.37%
Sept. 30, 2010 20.45%
June 30, 2010 22.86%
March 31, 2010 20.66%
Dec. 31, 2009 20.25%
Sept. 30, 2009 21.45%
   
June 30, 2009 13.59%
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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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SPWR Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
First Solar 24.63%
Canadian Solar 19.49%
JA Solar Holdings 15.49%

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

Minimum 3.26% Jun 2011
Maximum 29.41% Sep 2013
Average 15.99%
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