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Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN)
Gross Profit
$10,171 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

Allergan PLC's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $3,625 Mil. Allergan PLC's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $10,171 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Allergan PLC's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $3,625 Mil. Allergan PLC's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $5,755 Mil. Therefore, Allergan PLC's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was 62.99%.

Allergan PLC had a gross margin of 62.99% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Allergan PLC was 68.78%. The lowest was 37.68%. And the median was 50.86%.


Definition

Gross Profit is the different between the sale prices and the cost of buying or producing the goods.

Allergan PLC's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=13062.3 - 6303.8
=6,759

Allergan PLC's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=5755 - 2130.1
=3,625

Allergan PLC Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 1800.1 (Sep. 2014 ) + 2225.6 (Dec. 2014 ) + 2520.8 (Mar. 2015 ) + 3624.9 (Jun. 2015 ) = $10,171 Mil.

Gross Profit is the numerator in the calculation of Gross Margin:

Allergan PLC's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Jun. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=3,625 / 5755
=62.99 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

A positive Gross Profit is only the first step for a company to make a net profit. The gross profit needs to be big enough to also cover related labor, equipment, rental, marketing/advertising, research and development and a lot of other costs in selling the products.


Explanation

Warren Buffett believes that firms with excellent long term economics tend to have consistently higher margins.

Durable competitive advantage creates a high Gross Margin because of the freedom to price in excess of cost. Companies can be categorized by their Gross Margin

1. Greater than 40% = Durable competitive advantage
2. Less than 40% = Competition eroding margins
3. Less than 20% = no sustainable competitive advantage
Consistency of Gross Margin is key

Allergan PLC had a gross margin of 62.99% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 => Durable competitive advantage


Related Terms

Cost of Goods Sold, Gross Margin, Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Allergan PLC Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 7947469921,0331,1961,5682,0202,5253,9876,759

Allergan PLC Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Gross_Profit 8099409301,3081,3621,3711,8002,2262,5213,625
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