Definition of 'profit margin'
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They are also worried that companies could now attempt to boost profit margins by raising prices. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Pressure on profit margins and share prices. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The company said last week it did not expect to increase profit margins over the year. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It also hinted that it may have to raise prices next year as profit margins are squeezed by increased costs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He predicted that the company could increase profit margins by 0.8% this year and next. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Although firms are having some success in passing these costs on, profit margins are under pressure. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Only few companies have improved their pre-tax profit margin in the past decade. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The net profit margin will be only 0.5 per cent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The regulator is nearing the end of a three-month investigation into power company profit margins. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It has also squeezed company profit margins, with similar effects. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Companies made a 53 profit margin that year. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Despite the gloomy economic backdrop, the company managed to increase both sales and profit margins last year. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The high street chain said the strength of the Euro was likely to hit profit margins this year. The Sun (2009)The sales figures represent the gross value of currency transactions undertaken by the company, whose profits margins were slim. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He credits effective management of the cost base with enabling the group to maintain profit margins and investment in the face of challenging industry-wide cost pressures. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This business has one of the best-known brands in the world and gross profit margins of 40%. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Trying to recoup higher costs or bills in prices, profit margins or pay can only boost inflation and is self-defeating. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Finally, the company has made huge cost savings over the past few years, allowing it to make very good profit margins last year. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Unique goods command premium prices and high profit margins, but only for a few items, while commodity goods are sold close to cost but in large volumes. THE STRATEGY MACHINE (2002)
Translations for 'profit margin'
British English: profit margin NOUN
A profit margin is the difference between the selling price of a product and the cost of producing and marketing it.
The group had a net profit margin of 30% last year.
Definition of profit margin from the Collins English Dictionary
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