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Alcoa Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

16.57% for June 30, 2016
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June 30, 2016 16.57%
March 31, 2016 12.68%
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June 30, 2015 20.65%
March 31, 2015 26.22%

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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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AA Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

Companies
Arconic 19.11%
Century Aluminum -5.28%
Kaiser Aluminum 21.18%

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

Minimum 12.68% Mar 2016
Maximum 26.22% Mar 2015
Average 19.03%

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

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