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Yahoo! Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

71.15% for March 31, 2014

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March 31, 2014 71.15%
Dec. 31, 2013 73.18%
Sept. 30, 2013 71.01%
June 30, 2013 70.44%
March 31, 2013 69.83%
Dec. 31, 2012 69.38%
Sept. 30, 2012 67.14%
June 30, 2012 65.88%
March 31, 2012 67.40%
Dec. 31, 2011 68.35%
Sept. 30, 2011 68.44%
June 30, 2011 68.73%
March 31, 2011 67.09%
Dec. 31, 2010 59.86%
Sept. 30, 2010 57.48%
June 30, 2010 57.37%
March 31, 2010 55.77%
Dec. 31, 2009 56.72%
Sept. 30, 2009 55.00%
June 30, 2009 54.70%
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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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YHOO Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Facebook 81.01%
Microsoft 66.21%
Apple 37.93%

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

Minimum 54.70% Jun 2009
Maximum 73.18% Dec 2013
Average 64.75%
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