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Profit Loss Calculator

Profit Loss Calculator to calculate the profit or loss of selling a product. The net profit and net profit margin is calculated based on the cost of an item and its selling price.

Profit and Loss Calculator

Cost Price
Selling Price
Profit
Profit Margin
Profit Percentage

How to calculate profit and loss?

Following is the formula for calculating the profit and loss of a business transaction.
Profit = selling price - cost
Profit Percentage = profit / cost
Profit Margin = profit / selling price


Profit Example

Let's look at the example of how to calculate the profit of a transaction. A merchant bought a product for $10 and he sold it for $15.

Profit = $15 - $10 = $5
Profit Percentage = $5/$10 = 50%
Profit Margin = $5/$15 = 33%

In this transaction, the merchant has a profit of $5, a profit margin of 33%, and a profit percentage of 50%.


Loss Example

Assume the merchant still buys the same product for $10, but he sold the item for only $5. Following is how much he would lose in this transaction.

Loss = $5-$10 = -$5
Loss Percentage = -$5/$10 = -50%
Loss Margin = $-5/$5 = -100%

In this example, the merchant has a loss on the transaction. His loss is $5, a loss margin of 100%, and a loss percentage of 50%.


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