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Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC)
Cost of Goods Sold
\$98,841 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

Honda Motor Co Ltd's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$23,593 Mil. Its cost of goods sold for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was \$98,841 Mil.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Honda Motor Co Ltd's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 21.83%.

Cost of Goods Sold is also directly linked to Inventory Turnover. Honda Motor Co Ltd's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 1.95.

Definition

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

Honda Motor Co Ltd Cost of Goods Sold for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 25045.5983572 (Mar. 2016 ) + 25416.5840064 (Jun. 2016 ) + 24786.4454538 (Sep. 2016 ) + 23592.8691935 (Dec. 2016 ) = \$98,841 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.

Honda Motor Co Ltd's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Gross Margin = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = (30182.1150519 - 23592.8691935) / 30182.1150519 = 21.83 %

* 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:

Honda Motor Co Ltd's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Inventory Turnover = Cost of Goods Sold / Average Inventory = 23592.8691935 / 12075.3646456 = 1.95

* 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.

Honda Motor Co Ltd Annual Data

 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 COGS 67,078 84,546 75,822 70,712 79,572 71,783 77,505 93,713 85,808 100,347

Honda Motor Co Ltd Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 COGS 22,718 22,495 22,464 23,324 23,544 22,934 25,046 25,417 24,786 23,593
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