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# Dealertrack Technologies Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

43.65% for Sept. 30, 2013

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## Dealertrack Technologies Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2013 43.65%
June 30, 2013 44.50%
March 31, 2013 42.06%
Dec. 31, 2012 42.66%
Sept. 30, 2012 44.01%
June 30, 2012 44.28%
March 31, 2012 41.99%
Dec. 31, 2011 42.99%
Sept. 30, 2011 45.58%
June 30, 2011 45.46%
March 31, 2011 42.87%
Dec. 31, 2010 48.33%
Sept. 30, 2010 47.98%
June 30, 2010 49.50%
March 31, 2010 45.91%
Dec. 31, 2009 48.85%
Sept. 30, 2009 51.26%

June 30, 2009 50.14%
March 31, 2009 47.72%
Dec. 31, 2008 46.43%
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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.