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Kohl's Corp (NYSE:KSS)
Gross Profit
$6,829 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2016)

Kohl's Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was $1,412 Mil. Kohl's Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2016 was $6,829 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Kohl's Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was $1,412 Mil. Kohl's Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was $3,972 Mil. Therefore, Kohl's Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was 35.55%.

Kohl's Corp had a gross margin of 35.55% for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Kohl's Corp was 38.24%. The lowest was 35.94%. And the median was 36.50%.

Warning Sign:

Kohl's Corp gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -1.2%.


Definition

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

Kohl's 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
=19204 - 12265
=6,939

Kohl's Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Apr. 2016 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=3972 - 2560
=1,412

Kohl's Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2016 was 1662 (Jul. 2015 ) + 1643 (Oct. 2015 ) + 2112 (Jan. 2016 ) + 1412 (Apr. 2016 ) = $6,829 Mil.

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

Kohl's Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Apr. 2016 )=Gross Profit (Q: Apr. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Apr. 2016 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=1,412 / 3972
=35.55 %

* 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

Kohl's Corp had a gross margin of 35.55% for the quarter that ended in Apr. 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.

Kohl's Corp Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
Gross_Profit 5,6756,0146,0556,4987,0327,1796,9906,9446,9256,939

Kohl's Corp Quarterly Data

Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16Jul16
Gross_Profit 1,4961,6541,6282,1471,5231,6621,6432,1121,4121,650
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