If you know how to track the performance of your business finances, youâ€™ll have a better idea of what you should do next. For anyone running their own business, Microsoft Excel may be a highly useful bookkeeping tool. In this article, I illustrated several simple and effective methods for profit and loss percentage formula in Excel. For your better understanding, we will get help from a sample dataset. The data set contains Product, Cost Price, and Selling Price. We will calculate, Profit/Loss, Amount, and Percentage.

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**How to Calculate Profit and Loss Percentage Formula in Excel: 4 Ways**

We can use the following general mathematics formula to determine percent profit or loss.

`= (Gain or loss/previous value*100) `

**% profit or loss**in

**Excel**if we know this information.

**Method 1: Profit and Loss Percentage Formula from Cost price and Sell Price**

In this method, we will use the mathematical formula subtraction to simply get the result of **profit **or **loss** and then use **percentage** formatting from the **Number Format ribbon**.

First, click on cell **E5** and type the following formula.

`=D5-C5`

Now, press **ENTER **key.

Now, we will use AutoFill to fill the rest of the series. So, **right-click** the mouse button and drag it down.

As a result, we got our profit or loss amount. Where, **positive value** indicates **Profit** and negative value indicates **Loss**.

Now, click on cell **F5** and type the following formula.

`=E5/C5`

Now, press the **ENTER **key.

Finally, right-click the mouse button and drag it down to fill the rest of the series.

Here, we are calculating the amount of profit or loss by subtracting the Cost Price from the Selling Price. Then, we are dividing the Profit or Loss amount by the Cost Price. Now, we can multiply it by a hundred to get the percentage. But, Excel has an in-built feature to do it automatically.

Now, select the range from F5 to F9. After that, go to the Home tab and click the percentage sign (%) as the following image shows.

Finally, our result is ready and it looks like the following image.

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**Method 2: Profit and Loss Percentage Formula in Excel**

We will calculate **Profit** and **Loss** according to the mathematical formula.

Now, click on cell **F5 **and type the following formula.

`=(D5-C5)/C5`

Here, firstly we **subtracted** Cost Price from **Selling Price** then **divided** it with the **Cost Price** to calculate the percentage of profit or loss.

Now, press **ENTER **key.

After that, drag down to **AutoFill**.

Now, go to the **home **tab and select the **percentage **as shown in the image.

Done. Our result is as follows.

Here, positive value indicates Profit and negative value indicates Loss.

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**Method 3:Profit and Loss Percentage Formula with Conditional Formatting**

We can use **Conditional Formatting** also to calculate **Profit and Loss Percentage** in **Excel**. Let me show you, how it works.

First of all, we will follow all the procedures shown in **method 1**. After completing, our result will look like this.

Now, we will select the range **E5 **to **E9**.

Now, go to the **Home **tab, then **Conditional Formatting** and select **New Rule**. As, the following image shows.

After that, a new **dialogue box** will pop up like this.

From the **dialogue box**, we will select **Format only cells that contai**n then in **Edit the Rule Description** we will select **less than**.

Now, we will put value **0** as we want negative values to be formatted which indicates loss.

After that, click on the **Format** option and another **dialogue box** will pop up. From that box, we will select **Fill **in the header tab and select the color we prefer then click **OK **then again click **OK **in the **New Formatting Rule** dialogue box.

Finally, our result will look like the following image.

Here, Excel has formatted cells containing **negative values**. Which indicates a **loss**.

Simple. Isnâ€™t it.

**Method 4:Â Profit and loss percentage Formula along with IF Function**

In this method, we will see, how we can use the **IF** function along with profit and loss percentage formula.

First, click on cell **E5 **and type the following formula.

`=IF(D5=C5,"No profit,No loss",IF(D5<C5,"Loss",IF(D5>C5,"Profit")))`

Here, we are telling Excel with the **IF**Â function to yield result **No profit** No Loss when **Cost Price** equals to **Selling price**, **Profit** when **Cost price** is **less than** Selling Price, and **Loss** when **Cost price** is **greater than** Selling Price.

Now, press **ENTER **key.

After that, simply drag it down using **right click button** in the mouse to **AutoFill **rest of the series.

After that, we will simply follow **method 1**.As a result, our data set at the end will look like the following image.

Thatâ€™s all.

## Practice Section

The single most crucial aspect in becoming accustomed to these quick approaches is practice. As a result, Iâ€™ve attached a practice workbook where you may practice these methods.

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## Conclusion

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