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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NAS:GT)
Gross Profit
$3,287 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $1,184 Mil. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $3,287 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $1,184 Mil. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $4,184 Mil. Therefore, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 28.30%.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co had a gross margin of 28.30% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co was 23.33%. The lowest was 16.08%. And the median was 18.10%.


Definition

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

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co'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
=18138 - 13906
=4,232

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=4184 - 3000
=1,184

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 0 (Dec. 2014 ) + 958 (Mar. 2015 ) + 1145 (Jun. 2015 ) + 1184 (Sep. 2015 ) = $3,287 Mil.

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

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Sep. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=1,184 / 4184
=28.30 %

* 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

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co had a gross margin of 28.30% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 => 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.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 3,5633,0153,7333,3492,6253,3803,9463,8294,1184,232

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co Quarterly Data

Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15
Gross_Profit 1,0481,05609511,1241,14109581,1451,184
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