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Christopher & Banks Corp (NYSE:CBK)
Gross Profit
$129.5 Mil (TTM As of Jan. 2016)

Christopher & Banks Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $29.2 Mil. Christopher & Banks Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was $129.5 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Christopher & Banks Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $29.2 Mil. Christopher & Banks Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2016 was $94.6 Mil. Therefore, Christopher & Banks Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 was 30.89%.

Christopher & Banks Corp had a gross margin of 30.89% for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Christopher & Banks Corp was 40.46%. The lowest was 29.43%. And the median was 35.46%.


Definition

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

Christopher & Banks Corp's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Jan. 2016 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=383.828 - 254.35
=129.5

Christopher & Banks Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jan. 2016 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=94.569 - 65.358
=29.2

Christopher & Banks Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2016 was 32.209 (Apr. 2015 ) + 30.936 (Jul. 2015 ) + 37.122 (Oct. 2015 ) + 29.211 (Jan. 2016 ) = $129.5 Mil.

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

Christopher & Banks Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Jan. 2016 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jan. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Jan. 2016 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=29.2 / 94.569
=30.89 %

* 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

Christopher & Banks Corp had a gross margin of 30.89% for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2016 => Competition eroding margins


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.

Christopher & Banks Corp Annual Data

Feb06Feb07Feb08Feb09Feb10Feb11Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
Gross_Profit 198.4216.8221.3189.0166.3155.4126.6151.0147.8129.5

Christopher & Banks Corp Quarterly Data

Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16
Gross_Profit 45.034.137.937.643.728.532.230.937.129.2
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