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DR Horton Inc (NYSE:DHI)
Gross Profit
$1,623 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

DR Horton Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $415 Mil. DR Horton Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,623 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. DR Horton Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $415 Mil. DR Horton Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $1,735 Mil. Therefore, DR Horton Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 23.93%.

DR Horton Inc had a gross margin of 23.93% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of DR Horton Inc was 25.16%. The lowest was -24.61%. And the median was 19.35%.


Definition

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

DR Horton Inc's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Sep. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=6259.3 - 4853.5
=1,406

DR Horton Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=1735 - 1319.8
=415

DR Horton Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 397.4 (Jun. 2013 ) + 413.4 (Sep. 2013 ) + 397 (Dec. 2013 ) + 415.2 (Mar. 2014 ) = $1,623 Mil.

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

DR Horton Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=415 / 1735
=23.93 %

* 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

DR Horton Inc had a gross margin of 23.93% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => 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.

DR Horton Inc Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Gross_Profit 2,4613,4883,342811-1,6361197736148621,406

DR Horton Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Gross_Profit 170190232270273322397413397415
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