PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL)

102.55 -1.54  -1.48% NASDAQ Nov 21, 20:00 Delayed 2m USD

PayPal Holdings Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly):

44.47% for Sept. 30, 2019
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Historical Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Data

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Sept. 30, 2019 44.47%
June 30, 2019 45.55%
March 31, 2019 44.82%
Dec. 31, 2018 43.92%
Sept. 30, 2018 45.40%
June 30, 2018 47.26%
March 31, 2018 47.84%
Dec. 31, 2017 55.34%
Sept. 30, 2017 44.09%
June 30, 2017 45.57%
March 31, 2017 46.08%
Dec. 31, 2016 46.70%
   
Sept. 30, 2016 46.53%
June 30, 2016 47.81%
March 31, 2016 48.78%
Dec. 31, 2015 49.37%
Sept. 30, 2015 49.69%
June 30, 2015 52.24%
March 31, 2015 53.11%
Dec. 31, 2014 54.26%
Sept. 30, 2014 50.68%
June 30, 2014 53.00%
March 31, 2014 52.08%

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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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Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Benchmarks

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Mastercard Inc --
Visa Inc 82.66%
The Western Union Co 41.19%

Gross Profit Margin (Quarterly) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 43.92% Dec 2018
Maximum 55.34% Dec 2017
Average 47.94%
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