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Long-Term Gross Profit Margin by Global Sector


 

  • This study looked at companies listed anywhere in the world over the past 18 years until 2017, in 2017 it included 17,159 non-financial companies
  • Over the past 18 years, the gross profit margin among non-financials averaged about 28%
  • Telecoms have had the highest gross profit margin, Utilities the lowest
  • This table constitutes a good sector benchmark when evaluating a company’s gross profit margin
  • It also highlights structural differences across sectors in terms of where costs are allocated

 


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