Net profit margin before taxes is the remainder after cost of goods sold, other variable costs revenue, or simply, total revenue minus total cost. Net profit margin can be expressed in actual monetary values or percentage terms.

For more on these topics, see our articles on the LivePlan blog: What Is Net Profit? and What Are Direct Costs?

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