Margin vs Markup Tables

Margin vs Markup tables

The margin vs markup tables below act as a quick reference to help you calculate markup and cost multiplier values from a known margin. The tables are based on the margin vs markup formula as follows:

Markup = Margin / (1 – Margin)

How to Calculate Markup

As an example of using the margin vs markup tables, suppose a business has a product which has a margin of 20%. using the table it can see that the corresponding markup is 25% and the cost multiplier is 1.25.

So if the selling price, say 90 is known, the profit would be calculated using the margin
Profit = 20% x 90 = 18

If the cost price of 72 is known, then the profit would be calculated using the markup
Profit = 25% x 72 = 18 as before.

The multiplier of 1.25 can be applied to the cost price to give a corresponding selling price. In this example the selling price would be 1.25 x 72 = 90

Our tutorial on markup vs margin gives full details about how to convert from markup to margin and the use of the cost multiplier.

Margin vs Markup Tables Guide and Key

  1. Margin % : Each row represents a margin % from 1 to 99.
  2. Markup % : Each row represents the markup %.
  3. Multiplier: Each row represents the cost multiplier.
Margin vs Markup Tables
Margin % Markup % Multiplier
1.0% 1.0% 1.01
2.0% 2.0% 1.02
3.0% 3.1% 1.03
4.0% 4.2% 1.04
5.0% 5.3% 1.05
6.0% 6.4% 1.06
7.0% 7.5% 1.08
8.0% 8.7% 1.09
9.0% 9.9% 1.10
10.0% 11.1% 1.11
11.0% 12.4% 1.12
12.0% 13.6% 1.14
13.0% 14.9% 1.15
14.0% 16.3% 1.16
15.0% 17.6% 1.18
16.0% 19.0% 1.19
17.0% 20.5% 1.20
18.0% 22.0% 1.22
19.0% 23.5% 1.23
20.0% 25.0% 1.25
21.0% 26.6% 1.27
22.0% 28.2% 1.28
23.0% 29.9% 1.30
24.0% 31.6% 1.32
25.0% 33.3% 1.33
26.0% 35.1% 1.35
27.0% 37.0% 1.37
28.0% 38.9% 1.39
29.0% 40.8% 1.41
30.0% 42.9% 1.43
31.0% 44.9% 1.45
32.0% 47.1% 1.47
33.0% 49.3% 1.49
34.0% 51.5% 1.52
35.0% 53.8% 1.54
36.0% 56.3% 1.56
37.0% 58.7% 1.59
38.0% 61.3% 1.61
39.0% 63.9% 1.64
40.0% 66.7% 1.67
41.0% 69.5% 1.69
42.0% 72.4% 1.72
43.0% 75.4% 1.75
44.0% 78.6% 1.79
45.0% 81.8% 1.82
46.0% 85.2% 1.85
47.0% 88.7% 1.89
48.0% 92.3% 1.92
49.0% 96.1% 1.96
50.0% 100.0% 2.00
51.0% 104.1% 2.04
52.0% 108.3% 2.08
53.0% 112.8% 2.13
54.0% 117.4% 2.17
55.0% 122.2% 2.22
56.0% 127.3% 2.27
57.0% 132.6% 2.33
58.0% 138.1% 2.38
59.0% 143.9% 2.44
60.0% 150.0% 2.50
61.0% 156.4% 2.56
62.0% 163.2% 2.63
63.0% 170.3% 2.70
64.0% 177.8% 2.78
65.0% 185.7% 2.86
66.0% 194.1% 2.94
67.0% 203.0% 3.03
68.0% 212.5% 3.13
69.0% 222.6% 3.23
70.0% 233.3% 3.33
71.0% 244.8% 3.45
72.0% 257.1% 3.57
73.0% 270.4% 3.70
74.0% 284.6% 3.85
75.0% 300.0% 4.00
76.0% 316.7% 4.17
77.0% 334.8% 4.35
78.0% 354.5% 4.55
79.0% 376.2% 4.76
80.0% 400.0% 5.00
81.0% 426.3% 5.26
82.0% 455.6% 5.56
83.0% 488.2% 5.88
84.0% 525.0% 6.25
85.0% 566.7% 6.67
86.0% 614.3% 7.14
87.0% 669.2% 7.69
88.0% 733.3% 8.33
89.0% 809.1% 9.09
90.0% 900.0% 10.00
91.0% 1011.1% 11.11
92.0% 1150.0% 12.50
93.0% 1328.6% 14.29
94.0% 1566.7% 16.67
95.0% 1900.0% 20.00
96.0% 2400.0% 25.00
97.0% 3233.3% 33.33
98.0% 4900.0% 50.00
99.0% 9900.0% 100.00
Last modified April 9th, 2019 by Michael Brown

About the Author

Chartered accountant Michael Brown is the founder and CEO of Double Entry Bookkeeping. He has worked as an accountant and consultant for more than 25 years in all types of industries. He has been the CFO or controller of both small and medium sized companies and has run small businesses of his own. He has been a manager and an auditor with Deloitte, a big 4 accountancy firm, and holds a BSc from Loughborough University.

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