Gross marginThe difference between the selling price of an item and the purchase or manufacturing cost, expressed as a percentage of the selling price.For example, if it costs a company £6 to manufacture an item and the selling price is £10, the gross margin is:(£10 - £6) / £10 x 100 = 40%When looking at a company's Report and Accounts, the gross margin of the business as a whole is its turnover less the cost of sales, divided by the turnover, multiplied by 100.For example: (£2,000,000 - £1,200,000) / £2,000,000 x 100 = 40%
Marginal costMarginal cost
The increase in cost that accompanies a unit increase in output; the partial derivative of the cost function with respect to output.
Contribution marginContribution margin
The difference between variable revenue and variable cost.
Margin callMargin call
A demand from a broker to a client to provide more funds to bring a margin account balance up to a required level.
The difference between the cost price of a product and the selling price.In trading, the amount deposited with a broker in order to obtain credit for purchase of shares or futures. The margin is the price of a security less credit advanced by the broker.The difference between a market maker's buying and selling prices. Also known as spread.
Margin securityMargin security
A security that may be bought or sold in a margin account as defined in Regulation T.
Further SuggestionsUnmargined account
Gross profit margin
Operating profit margin
Net profit margin
Marginal rate of transformation
Marginal rate of substitution
Margin requirement (options)
Marginal propensity to import
OTC margin stock
Marginal propensity to save
marginal tax rate
Marginal propensity to consume
Marginal revenue product