Switch to:
BB&T Corp (NYSE:BBT)
Gross Profit
$0 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

BB&T Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. BB&T Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. BB&T Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0 Mil. BB&T Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $2,347 Mil. Therefore, BB&T Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 100.00%.

BB&T Corp had a gross margin of 100.00% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => Durable competitive advantage


Definition

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

BB&T Corp's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=9553 - 0
=9,553

BB&T Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2347 - 0
=2,347

BB&T Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 0 (Mar. 2013 ) + 0 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0 (Dec. 2013 ) = $0 Mil.

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

BB&T Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=2,347 / 2347
=100.00 %

* 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

BB&T Corp had a gross margin of 100.00% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => 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.

BB&T Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 0000000000

BB&T Corp Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Gross_Profit 0000000000
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK
Hide