Meaning of “profit margin” in the English Dictionary

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"profit margin" in British English

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profit marginnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈprɒf.ɪt ˌmɑː.dʒɪn/ us /ˈprɑː.fɪt ˌmɑːr.dʒɪn/

the difference between the total cost of making and selling something and the price it is sold for:

(Definition of “profit margin” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"profit margin" in American English

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profit marginnoun [ C ]

us /ˈprɑf·ɪt ˌmɑr·dʒɪn/

the amount that is made in a business after the costs have been subtracted:

Many farmers claim that the profit margin for growing trees remains slim.

(Definition of “profit margin” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"profit margin" in Business English

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profit marginnoun [ C ]

uk us

ACCOUNTING, COMMERCE the difference between the total cost of making and selling something and the price it is sold for, or between the total amount of money a company receives from sales and the total cost of producing all its products and services. The profit margin is often expressed as a percentage:

high/low profit margins Other mid-size businesses, especially those with low profit margins, have similar objections.
cut/improve profit margins Weak domestic demand has forced prices lower and cut profit margins.
gross/net profit margin But while printers carry gross profit margins of 15% to 20%, the margin on ink is 50%.

(Definition of “profit margin” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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