# Margin Forumla :: How Do I Figure Out The Cost?

May 27, 2008

I have the margin and I have the sale price. How do I figure out the cost?

## Excel Macro Or VBA To Calculate Desired Profit Margin Depending On Cost

Sep 12, 2013

I need to develope a macro for Excel to calculate desired profit margin depending on our cost of each item. Here's the scenario.

A1: landing cost
If 0

## Highlight Cell And It Takes The Figure Within In Away From Another Figure?

Feb 18, 2013

I've got a spreadsheet with several rows and the numbers within those rows are totalled up at the bottom. Is there a way where i can highlight the cell within the spreadsheet and it takes it off the accumulative total at the bottom? or something similar to this effect? I just don't want to have to remove figures from this spreadsheet and highlighting will be a good way of seeing what has been done

## Combine Text & Figure When The Figure Is In -ve?

Oct 14, 2009

I learnt that " " & can combine the text and figure. However, when it comes to a negative numbers, i dont know how to maneouver it. Eg, Cell A1 is USD(50,000.00) and the comment in Cell B1 is Cost is USD(50,000.00). So the function in B1 = "Cost is "& what to put here?

## Iteration Inconsistency: Allow For A Cost Being Added To Loan Amount Where The Cost Is Based On The Total Loan Amount

Mar 15, 2007

In a financial environment we have a calculator which uses iteration to allow for a cost being added to loan amount where the cost is based on the total loan amount. Iteration is set to 100 iterations with max change .001

On one PC the first time the calculator is opened it gives a particular (incorrect) result. If the input cells are cleared and the data re-entered, it gives the correct result. This only happens on one particular PC. Is there some other setting , other than the iteration setting, that would cause this?

## Margin Between 1st And 2nd

Aug 15, 2006

I have events in column1 and ratings in column 2. The ratings are not sorted.I column 3 I want print the difference between the highest rating in event 1 and the second highest e.g. in the attached sheet column 3,rows 2 to 7 will contain 13.9. Similiarly for event 2 etc down my full sheet of 1200 events.

## Forumla For Rounding Up And Down

Apr 25, 2007

I need a formula showing that if a number is less than say 1.25 then it rounds down to 1.0 and if its between 1.25 and 1.75 then it rounds to 1.5 and then if greater than 1.75 then it rounds up to 2. I need it to work for all numbers not just 1.

## Forumla Result When Displayed

Jun 18, 2009

I have a worksheet I use at work that calculates volume proccesed hourly, and also shows a running total as you enter hourly figures into the table, my question is can you hide everything in the result cell until the figures for each hour are entered ? currently all the result cells have irrelevant numbers in them until you enter the hours figure and the formulas do there thing, I could relly do with them being blank until the relevant hours information is input?

## Multiple IF And SEARCH Forumla

Aug 19, 2009

I am trying to do is use a combination of IF and SEARCH forumlas to return a result based on a choice of constants available to the user. Issue 1: IF Function to determine which worksheet to SEARCH What I would like to add to this is if one of the 3rd criteria (Amount) is under a certain number then the results are derived from the 'Staff' worksheet'. (This is stage I have gotten to so far). However, if the criteria is above a certain number then the results are derived from the 'Executive' worksheet. This is the part I'm so far unable to do.

Issue 2: SEARCH function returning the column per the user's selection on 'Matrix' page In addition, criteria 2 (Type) can be selected which corresponds to a column in the Staff and Executive worksheets. So far I have been unable to get the correct search results to post in the Matrix page. What I mean by this is that currently it is set to Type1 only. I have tried using an IF function in cell G8 and include this in the formula, however, the forumla returns the contents of G8 in the cell instead.

Issue 3: SEARCH results are post in an accending order. At this stage I have only been able to work how how to do this by using an AUto Filter on the Staff and Executive pages and sorting accending that way. Going forward as updates are made to the staff and executive pages I would prefer that this manual task was not required. Instead, the formula used returns the search in accending order.

## Forumla To Get The Average Per Account?

May 31, 2007

If you Have a list of account numbers and amounts, is there a way in one forumla to get the average per account?

## Sum Forumla - Not Working When Fill Down

Jul 20, 2009

Basically I have cells like this.

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I want to fill this formula down so that the summing occurs all the way down the collumn. However when I fill it down, it just copys the first two forumlas, rather than make the formula correspond to the row.

## VBA - Align Image To Right Margin?

Jun 1, 2013

Using VBA, how would I move an existing shape object over to the righthand margin?

I suppose what I need is something like:

VB:
ActiveSheet.Shapes("Picture 1").Left = activesheet.margin.right - ActiveSheet.Shapes.("Picture 1").Width

But how do I find "activesheet.margins.right"?

## Add A Margin Calculation To A Formula?

Apr 20, 2014

I put my margin in G6 of the data sheet and the cost are the numbers on the Mail Rates sheet.

cost/(1-G6) and then round result up to next .25

=VLOOKUP(Calculator!E6,'Mail Rates'!A2:D32,Calculator!D6+1,FALSE)

I am using the vlookup above to bring the mail rates to a calculator. I want to add a margin to the mail rates before they reach the calculator.

The margin amount is in G6 of the "data" sheet and the margin formula is "mail rate"/(1-G6)

I would then like to round the result up to the next .25 dollar

## Exchange A Number For A Letter Forumla

Aug 8, 2009

I have a sheet which calculates payment amounts.

Column titles:
Hours | Rate of Pay | Total

In the hours column usually the entries consist of numbers and everything works fine. However when an employee is on holiday they are still paid.

What I want to do is be able to enter the letter "H" for one of the entries in the hours column. The sheet to translate this as 2 hours.

H=2 x rate of pay = total

I cannot for the life of me get the correct formula to in order to achieve this. I don't particularly want to use a macro for this and others have suggested the "COUNTIF" function.

## =If (forumla) = Colour Fill Cell

Oct 5, 2009

I have two dates lets call them cells A1 and A2. I then have another cell that caluclates the difference in these dates into a simple number (ie not another date) - A3. I need one of two things.

Ideally I want the whole cell (A3) to appear as a Green (fill) cell if the value is below 5, appear Orange if beween 6 and 9 and appear as red if its 10 or over.

I do not know if you can colour a cell that has a formula in already. So what follows is my current 'work around', which, if you can not colour the A3 cell, then I would need this cell coloured (A4). =IF(D12>7,"Urgent Attention",IF(D12<5,"New",""))

## Use A Forumla To Find A Cell One Back

Feb 19, 2008

I have a worksheet with pricing & part numbers on sheet1. I put a formula on sheet2 that puts the lowest price in colum C of sheet2. Now I need to also get the part number from the cell before. So if the lowest price is in cell E3 I need to also get the part number in D3, and put it in B3.

## How To Split Profit Margin Into 5 Slices

Oct 17, 2013

This is the Case:

I Produce something with a €2000 cost price. this is variable.

I Sell it for lets say € 2500,- to someone this is also a variable.

That's makes a Profit of € 500,- on the sale. This is 125% revenue

Until here, no problem using a spreadsheet. but now the difficult part.

I have to split of the 25% margin over 2 persons. This has to be done as follow:

a. The first slice is 2,25 for Mr A
b. The second slice is 15,00 for MR B
c. The Third Slice is 2,75 for mr A

This divides 20 of the 25 % over 2 persons. Still 5% margin remains

The last 5 is devided as follow:
d. 85% for MR A
e. 15% for MR B

So in this case:
MR A receives: a:€45 + c:€55+ d:€85 = €185,-
MR B receives: b:€250 + e:€15 = €265,-

The tricky part is when the margin is less than 20%.
for example; If the margin is 14%. than only slice a. and a part of slice b. an be paid off. so in that case;
MR A receives: a:€45 + c:€0+ d:€0 = €45,-
MR B receives: b:€230 + e:€0 = €230,-

Any formula which calculates the revenue for MR A and B automatically based on only the cost and selling price.

A B
1 Cost price - €2000
2 Selling Price - €2500
3 MR A - €185,-
4 MR B -€265,-

## Weighted Average Gross Margin

Mar 1, 2012

I'm trying to calculate a weighted average gross margin but am having difficulty because I've instances of positive cost of sales and negative revenue. On a line by line basis I've had no problems calculating the margin but when it comes to calculating the weighted average margin as a whole I come unstuck. Looking at the data below (A1:D14) you can see that the margin should be somewhere between 90-99%.

Total RevenueCost of SalesGross ProfitGross Profit %4,805(449)4,35690.6%4,992(330)4,66293.4%3,467(246)3,22192.9%4,974(317)4,65893.6%3,873(130)3,74396.6
%3,756(258)3,49893.1%3,955(128)3,82796.8%2,872(59)2,81397.9%1,401(1)1,40099.9
%(10,987)21,45810,47195.3%3,042(172)2,87094.3%2,748(40)2,70998.6%2,682(172)2,51093.6%

## How To Calculate The Sale And Margin Between Certain Hours

Sep 10, 2008

I have a table with daily sale entries and margins. I want a formula to calculate my sale and margin between certain hours.

The original data table is below.

Data table:
ABCDEF1DateHoursQuantityUNIT PRICESALEMARGIN201/07/0810:351-4,00-4,00-4,00301/07/0810:35122,0022,0010,05401/07/0810:5016,006,001,80501/07/0810:5016,006,001,80601/07/0811:0313,803,802,00701/07/0811:0316,806,801,67801/07/0811:0415,005,002,64901/07/0811:0733,339,993,901001/07/0811:0735,0015,008,071101/07/0811:1016,006,003,971201/07/0811:1115,605,602,971301/07/0811:1316,006,003,971401/07/0811:1412,602,601,831501/07/0811:1412,602,601,781601/07/0811:21111,6011,606,401701/07/0811:2226,0012,006,821801/07/0811:2413,503,501,471901/07/0811:28111,6011,603,952001/07/0811:4115,605,602,902101/07/0811:4115,605,602,902201/07/0811:42118,8018,806,722301/07/0811:4417,807,801,612401/07/0811:4523,507,002,942501/07/0811:4712,002,001,532601/07/0812:0113,203,201,84

The results I need:
ABCD1DATESALE BETWEENSALEMARGIN201/07/200810:00 TO 11:0030,009,65301/07/200811:00 TO 12:00148,8970,04

## Countif Forumla That Counts If One Cell Is Greater Than Another

May 20, 2009

I basically want for it to be able to calculate all the games a each team has won in the example below.

## Using A Forumla To Return The Position Of A Value Like Index Match

Jun 16, 2009

I have a workbook that uses several indentification fields one for Job ID, One as a subID which occurs for every part of a job, i am currently using formula

## Forumla Highlight A Entry Based On Count If

Jan 21, 2010

If I minus H is less that 90 count as 1. But if I minus H is greater than 90 count as one but highlight the row on the speadsheet in yellow.

What I am doing is I have a list of about 3000 entrys and I need to determine if (I minus H is greater or less than 90). I then need to count how many times out of the 3000 entrys each entry is greater or less than 90 and highlight the entrys in yellow that are greater than 90.

It would be ideal to determine the difference between I minus H and then categorize the findings of the 3000 entrys to see how many were say 59 and how many were 47 and how many were 92 etc.
I have never seen a forumla highlight a entry based on count if. I am currently rapidly searching the forums here but to no avail.

## How Do I Write Formula To Show A Profit Margin

Dec 1, 2008

I need to work out the profit margin from goods i sell.

I have cost A2
Pack size A3
Net cost A4
Tax A5
Gross price A6

I need to work out the margin between A5 and A6.

## Set Up Spreadsheet To Calculate Margin On Stock Positions

Nov 16, 2011

I am trying to set up a spreadsheet to calculate margin on stock positions.

There are 3 tiers, based on number of shares. My example:

400 shares in held in total.

1st 200 shs margin at 10%.

next 100 shs margin at 20%.

everything above 300 shs (ie 100) margin at 30%.

The 400 shs may be made up in any number of ways, (ie lots of smaller amounts) and i need a formula to give me the margin amount on each position, flexible enough for when positions are added / removed.

I've been looking at SUMPRODUCT but can only seem to make it work for the total, not each individual position.

## Data Validation To Calculate Profit Margin

Jan 25, 2005

I have a price sheet for my store in Excel. I want to make the spreadsheet easy for my sales people to use to calculate differing profit levels. I'd like to embed a drop down box at the top (I can do that part) that they can select, say, 10%...20%...30% markup. I know how to do that basic formula. I don't understand how to link that formula to a number selected in a drop down box. I don't know how to make the prices change based on the value selected in the drop down box. I can't do vlookup because it's about 1500 lines long. Also, it doesn't have to be drop down box based--that's just the idea in my head. I tried just making a macro that would run when they hit the button, but when the macro runs it switches the focus back to the top, very annoying if you were looking at prices on cell D811.

## A Forumla To Look At A Year And Month And Return A 1 If Match Found?

Apr 3, 2014

In cell b2 I have a formula =text(today(),"yyyy") which daisplays todays date as a year, in cell b3 I have =text(today(),"mmmm") which displays todays date current month.

I have a column of Months and Years

January 2014
February 2014 etc

I need todays (current) month and year to indicate in a helper column next to the relevent month and year as a number 1 to use as a reference to return date from the row where the 1 is displayed, I have tried =if(and(b2=a10,b3=b10),1,"")) and it dosent like the fact that the year in the colmuns is entered as standard text, is there any whay to do this?

## Formula To Decrease A Margin, In Connection With Increasing Basic Value

Oct 8, 2008

I'm trying to build a formula to form a price-list. I have some basic prices from a supplier and want to build my prices with a simple rule: the higher the basic price is (column A), the lower my profit margin (in %) should be (column B). Example:

Basic value is \$50, my price is \$75 (50% margin)
Basic value is \$100, my price is \$130 (30% margin)
Basic value is \$150, my price is \$172,5 (15% margin)
And so on...

I forgot most of what I've learned on Excel at my university (long time ago...), so I tried to do it by using simple thresholds, with "if" function:

## Setting Sell Price To Specific Profit Margin?

Nov 29, 2012

I am looking for a formula which will calculate a sell price with 20% profit after taxes and costs. I need it to factor in a fixed shipping cost (eg £10), a 7.5% Amazon fee of the sell price, then 20% tax of the sell price. I currently have a formula which essentially does this but as I'm not good with Excel it requires me to input all the values every time which is not practical considering our large inventory.

## Forumla For The Calculating Total TIME But To Give A Value As 0 When Text Is Typed

Apr 14, 2009

I have set up a spreadsheet to calculate time as followed:

A1 - Start Time
B1 - Finish Time
A2 - Hours Worked:

=IF(B1<A1,B1+1,B1)-A1

C1 - Start Time
B1 - Finish Time
C2 - Hours Worked:

=IF(D1<C1,D1+1,D1)-C1

and so on.........

## Limit Data Validation Values To A 1 Point Margin In 3 Different Cells

Nov 17, 2009

I have a section of my program that asks for board scores (point value is 6-10 in increments of .5) I have set up a data validation so that users can only enter those specific values. Problem is, none of the values can be more than 1 point from each other. (the part I have yet to figure out)

Example, if the first value is a 6.5 the second is 7.0 and the third is a 9.0, I need the data validation to display an error because the 9.0 is beyond the one point spread.

Summary: Display an error message if any of the points are more than 1.0 point from another.