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# Fixed Price vs Time Billable: Margin Analysis

The Margin Analysis Report helps you compare your fixed price engagements with the time billable rates, in order to determine the best option for your project.

## What is margin analysis?

`Margin analysis is a tool used to measure and analyze the profitability of a company. It includes calculating the gross profit margin, operating profit margin, and net profit margin.`

## What are the three types of margin analysis?

`The three types of margin analysis are gross profit margin, operating profit margin, and net profit margin.`

## How do you calculate gross profit margin?

`The formula for calculating gross profit margin is `Gross Profit Margin = (Gross Profit / Revenue) x 100`.`

## How do you calculate operating profit margin?

`The formula for calculating operating profit margin is `Operating Profit Margin = (Operating Profit / Revenue) x 100`.`

## How do you calculate net profit margin?

`The formula for calculating net profit margin is `Net Profit Margin = (Net Profit / Revenue) x 100`.`

## Key Points

Understand Profitability
Margin analysis is a tool used to measure the profitability of a company. It provides insights into the financial performance of a business by comparing sales and operating expenses to net profits. The analysis helps to identify areas where cost savings can be made and to identify opportunities for growth.
Identify Cost Savings
Margin analysis can be used to identify areas where cost savings can be made. By analyzing the cost of goods sold and operating expenses, it is possible to identify opportunities to reduce cost and increase profitability.
Identify Growth Opportunities
Margin analysis can also be used to identify opportunities for growth. By analyzing the sales and operating expenses, it is possible to identify potential areas for growth and to assess the potential for further investment in the business.
Make Better Decisions
Using margin analysis, businesses are able to make better decisions about their operations and investments. By understanding the profitability of the business, it is easier to identify areas of growth and areas where cost savings can be made.