Chances are you have played a quiz-game hosted on Facebook or similar social network site. More specifically, the one that matches you to a celebrity or movie character of resemblance. By answering a few questions a participant can determine if they are more like Piper Chapman or Crazy Eyes (Orange Is The New Black). The following is a scale I created using the gross margins of publicly traded companies. Which gross margin are you or your business?
A more final deduction to show profitability is: Earnings Before Interest & Taxes (EBIT). This value factors out COGS as well as additional expenses except for interest and taxes. Whereas a company might present healthy in the gross margin metric, the same may not be said when further expenses are subtracted. The operating margin consists of EBIT in ratio to gross revenue, which better expresses the company's profits.
According to the operating margin, Skullcandy moves from 4th to 3rd in the aforementioned group. This is mainly due to Glu Mobile's extra Research and Development (R&D) expense. If I were to play the match game I'd think Skullcandy would be a close comparison. I'm middle of the pack in some metrics and advancing among my niche groups.
If you are not a key sponsor for a prized event, try making your own. Guerrilla marketing can include logo placement during an original event and viral video. The Skullcandy, "Drop In" video, featuring Robbie Maddison is a perfect example. Enjoy!
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