Define: Margin

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Definition: Margin

Quick Summary of Margin

Profit, seen as the ‘margin’ between revenue and expense.

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Full Definition of Margin

The percentage of the selling price that will be profit, generally calculated as percentages. It helps measure how much the company keeps in earnings. For example, a 30% profit margin means the company has a net income of £0.30 for each pound of total revenue earned.


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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.