But firms with substantial gross margins
, such as those with a 30% gross margin
, only need to increase sales by about 3% to offset a 1% decrease in price.
Careful planning and forecasting are important tools so that levels of production and stock are enough to meet demand but not so high that the businesses have to offer a discount on unsold goods or throw out perishable stock after its sell-by-date, as this will also adversely impact gross margins
Maximizing gross margins
requires focus on the right drivers and alignment of these objectives by the senior management team to the front-line people closest to the action.
As a result, gross margins
held steady year over year.
Subsidiaries of Foreign Companies before the Oversight Sub-Committee of the Ways and Means Committee, July 10, 1990 (testimony indicating that while some foreign controlled companies have adequate gross margins
, they have excessive "below the line" expenses that require adjustments to the gross margin
to reach appropriate levels of net profitability).
Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding (i) the amount of revenue and gross margin
to be reported for the quarter ended December 31, 2006, (ii) the amount of non-cash interest expense to be reported for the quarter ended December 31, 2006, and (iii) the expected date of reporting financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2006.
The Company's ability to attract and retain key management, sales and technical staff, and to successfully manage its technical employee resources, which is key to maintaining gross margin
on services revenue.
Mercent's on-demand platform, Mercent Retail, increases revenue and gross margins
by promoting the right products with the right offers in the right online channels.
Evergreen Solar is reaffirming its previously issued financial guidance for 2006 quarterly revenue and gross margin
for both its Marlboro and EverQ factories.
Navaratnam continued, "We will continue to invest in R&D and technology initiatives while focusing on expanding our customer base and increasing revenues and gross margins
Due to its strong presence in North America, where average gross margins
are lower than in other regions, Reebok carries a significantly lower gross margin
than the Group average.
In addition, gross margins
are expected to be approximately 43 percent, compared to the previous guidance of 46 to 48 percent.