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Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack (NYSE:PBY)
Cost of Goods Sold
$1,601 Mil (TTM As of Oct. 2015)

Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $390 Mil. Its cost of goods sold for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2015 was $1,601 Mil.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was 23.18%.

Cost of Goods Sold is also directly linked to Inventory Turnover. Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was 0.62.


Definition

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

Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack Cost of Goods Sold for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2015 was 402.74 (Jan. 2015 ) + 408.494 (Apr. 2015 ) + 398.974 (Jul. 2015 ) + 390.339 (Oct. 2015 ) = $1,601 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.

Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as:

Gross Margin=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(508.136 - 390.339) / 508.136
=23.18 %

* 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:

Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack's Inventory Turnover for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 is calculated as:

* 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.


Related Terms

Inventory, Inventory Turnover, Gross Margin, Revenue


Historical Data

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

Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15
COGS 1,7071,6781,6521,4621,4251,4661,5541,5991,5791,609

Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack Quarterly Data

Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15
COGS 389384392406401399403408399390
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