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Walgreen Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

28.04% for May 31, 2014

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May 31, 2014 28.04%
Feb. 28, 2014 28.82%
Nov. 30, 2013 28.11%
Aug. 31, 2013 28.93%
May 31, 2013 28.52%
Feb. 28, 2013 30.07%
Nov. 30, 2012 29.45%
Aug. 31, 2012 28.32%
May 31, 2012 28.24%
Feb. 29, 2012 28.89%
Nov. 30, 2011 28.11%
Aug. 31, 2011 28.21%
May 31, 2011 28.06%
Feb. 28, 2011 28.78%
Nov. 30, 2010 28.51%
Aug. 31, 2010 28.41%
May 31, 2010 27.61%
Feb. 28, 2010 28.83%
Nov. 30, 2009 27.73%
Aug. 31, 2009 27.68%
May 31, 2009 27.51%
Feb. 28, 2009 28.27%
Nov. 30, 2008 27.77%
Aug. 31, 2008 27.64%
May 31, 2008 28.27%
   
Feb. 29, 2008 28.82%
Nov. 30, 2007 27.95%
Aug. 31, 2007 27.98%
May 31, 2007 28.30%
Feb. 28, 2007 28.96%
Nov. 30, 2006 28.14%
Aug. 31, 2006 27.64%
May 31, 2006 27.46%
Feb. 28, 2006 28.44%
Nov. 30, 2005 27.54%
Aug. 31, 2005 27.95%
May 31, 2005 27.85%
Feb. 28, 2005 28.49%
Nov. 30, 2004 27.38%
Aug. 31, 2004 27.73%
May 31, 2004 26.91%
Feb. 29, 2004 27.66%
Nov. 30, 2003 26.37%
Aug. 31, 2003 26.99%
May 31, 2003 26.78%
Feb. 28, 2003 27.80%
Nov. 30, 2002 26.66%
Aug. 31, 2002 26.76%
May 31, 2002 26.19%
Feb. 28, 2002 27.16%

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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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WAG Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Target 30.11%
Rite Aid 29.05%
Wal-Mart Stores 25.07%

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

Minimum 27.61% May 2010
Maximum 30.07% Feb 2013
Average 28.51%

WAG Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Excel Add-In Codes

  • Metric Code: gross_profit_margin
  • Latest data point: =YCP("WAG", "gross_profit_margin")
  • Last 5 data points: =YCS("WAG", "gross_profit_margin", -4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

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