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Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI)
Cost of Goods Sold
\$5,487 Mil (TTM As of Feb. 2017)

Darden Restaurants Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was \$1,440 Mil. Its cost of goods sold for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was \$5,487 Mil.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Darden Restaurants Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was 23.34%.

Cost of Goods Sold is also directly linked to Inventory Turnover. Darden Restaurants Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was 8.19.

Definition

Cost of goods sold (COGS) refers to the Inventory costs of those goods a business has sold during a particular period.

Darden Restaurants Inc Cost of Goods Sold for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Feb. 2017 was 1382.3 (May. 2016 ) + 1342.7 (Aug. 2016 ) + 1321.5 (Nov. 2016 ) + 1440.2 (Feb. 2017 ) = \$5,487 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin.

Darden Restaurants Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

 Gross Margin = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = (1878.7 - 1440.2) / 1878.7 = 23.34 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

A company that has a moat can usually maintain or even expand their Gross Margin. A company can increase its Gross Margin in two ways. It can increase the prices of the goods it sells and keeps its Cost of Goods Sold unchanged. Or it can keep the sales price unchanged and squeeze its suppliers to reduce the Cost of Goods Sold. Warren Buffett believes businesses with the power to raise prices have moats.

Cost of Goods Sold is also directly linked to another concept called Inventory Turnover:

Darden Restaurants Inc's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as:

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = 1440.2 / 175.8 = 8.19

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Inventory Turnover measures how fast the company turns over its inventory within a year. A higher inventory turnover means the company has light inventory. Therefore the company spends less money on storage, write downs, and obsolete inventory. If the inventory is too light, it may affect sales because the company may not have enough to meet demand.

Usually retailers pile up their inventories at holiday seasons to meet the stronger demand. Therefore, the inventory of a particular quarter of a year should not be used to calculate inventory turnover. An average inventory is a better indication.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Darden Restaurants Inc Annual Data

 May07 May08 May09 May10 May11 May12 May13 May14 May15 May16 COGS 4,259 5,139 5,637 5,484 5,700 4,088 4,617 4,991 5,342 5,392

Darden Restaurants Inc Quarterly Data

 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 COGS 1,270 1,342 1,447 1,311 1,284 1,416 1,382 1,343 1,322 1,440
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