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Tesla Motors Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

25.45% for Dec. 31, 2013

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Tesla Motors Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Dec. 31, 2013 25.45%
Sept. 30, 2013 23.85%
June 30, 2013 24.80%
March 31, 2013 17.15%
Dec. 31, 2012 7.79%
Sept. 30, 2012 -17.49%
June 30, 2012 17.87%
March 31, 2012 33.84%
Dec. 31, 2011 19.90%
Sept. 30, 2011 29.87%
June 30, 2011 31.82%
   
March 31, 2011 36.77%
Dec. 31, 2010 31.20%
Sept. 30, 2010 29.76%
June 30, 2010 22.04%
March 31, 2010 18.51%
Dec. 31, 2009 9.58%
Sept. 30, 2009 16.91%
June 30, 2009 7.80%
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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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TSLA Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Amazon.com 26.50%
Toyota Motor 18.80%
Ford Motor 11.78%

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

Minimum -17.49% Sep 2012
Maximum 36.77% Mar 2011
Average 20.39%
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