profit margin

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Noun1.profit margin - the ratio gross profits divided by net salesprofit margin - the ratio gross profits divided by net sales
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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profit margin

nmargine m di profitto
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Institutional investors say DSC manufacturers are battling with declining gross profit margins due to increased labor costs, caused by labor shortage and rising raw material prices.
Business owners should also keep in mind how sensitive the overall profitability of the business is to the profit margins earned on individual sales.
PUB investment groups known as pubcos have come under attack from a union claiming they have far greater profit margins than leading supermarkets.
Clearly, profit margins in the paper industry right now are as thin as the tissue produced at some of its mills.
We also look for projected profit margins of at least 35 to 40%, before we begin analyzing the developer's projected construction costs.
This can be seen in the RP and CP methods (for import and export), as well as in the calculation of interest on loans (not registered with the Central Bank of Brazil), which are all based on arbitrary and governmental pre-determined profit margins (which may or may not be the same as the profit margins established between unrelated parties).
These databases include prices and minimum purchase quantities of all materials, costs and profit margins for molds and fixtures, costs of secondary, and outsourced operations, and packaging requirements.
In a three-year study of stock market valuations, Ernst &Young has identified the main drivers of capitalization as the vitality of the life business, the proportion of life and annuity business, cost levels and profit margins.
A Profit margins measure how much money a company keeps after factoring in the cost of doing business (expenses).
Van der Valk said profit margins are rising with hikes in gas prices.
The General Accounting Office, Congress's investigative arm, says that not-for-profit and government-operated nursing homes had negative profit margins from Medicare in 1999, but had small profit margins a year later when Congress provided additional Medicare funding, which expired last October.