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Trina Solar Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

15.21% for Sept. 30, 2013

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Trina Solar Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2013 15.21%
June 30, 2013 11.62%
March 31, 2013 1.70%
Dec. 31, 2012
Sept. 30, 2012 0.79%
June 30, 2012 8.38%
March 31, 2012 5.79%
Dec. 31, 2011
Sept. 30, 2011 10.79%
June 30, 2011 16.97%
March 31, 2011 27.46%
Dec. 31, 2010
Sept. 30, 2010 31.37%
June 30, 2010 32.08%
March 31, 2010 30.94%

Dec. 31, 2009
Sept. 30, 2009 28.46%
June 30, 2009 27.45%
March 31, 2009 17.19%
Dec. 31, 2008 9.62%
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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.