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Illumina Inc (NAS:ILMN)
Gross Profit
$971 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

Illumina Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $278 Mil. Illumina Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $971 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Illumina Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $278 Mil. Illumina Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $421 Mil. Therefore, Illumina Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 66.14%.

Illumina Inc had a gross margin of 66.14% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Illumina Inc was 130.40%. The lowest was 63.89%. And the median was 67.35%.


Definition

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

Illumina Inc'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
=1421.178 - 509.291
=912

Illumina 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
=420.781 - 142.489
=278

Illumina Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 223.409 (Jun. 2013 ) + 209.94 (Sep. 2013 ) + 259.246 (Dec. 2013 ) + 278.292 (Mar. 2014 ) = $971 Mil.

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

Illumina 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
=278 / 420.781
=66.14 %

* 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

Illumina Inc had a gross margin of 66.14% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => 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.

Illumina Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 3750125234368461602709774912

Illumina Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Gross_Profit 171181193196204219223210259278
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