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Owens-Illinois Inc (NYSE:OI)
Gross Profit
$1,322 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

Owens-Illinois Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $358 Mil. Owens-Illinois Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,322 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Owens-Illinois Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $358 Mil. Owens-Illinois Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,797 Mil. Therefore, Owens-Illinois Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 19.92%.

Owens-Illinois Inc had a gross margin of 19.92% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Owens-Illinois Inc was 32.08%. The lowest was 18.74%. And the median was 21.47%.

Warning Sign:

Owens-Illinois Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -2.3%.


Definition

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

Owens-Illinois 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
=6967 - 5636
=1,331

Owens-Illinois Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=1797 - 1439
=358

Owens-Illinois Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 352 (Sep. 2013 ) + 291 (Dec. 2013 ) + 321 (Mar. 2014 ) + 358 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,322 Mil.

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

Owens-Illinois Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=358 / 1797
=19.92 %

* 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

Owens-Illinois Inc had a gross margin of 19.92% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => No sustainable 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.

Owens-Illinois Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 1,3451,4701,4401,7081,6771,4841,3501,3791,3741,331

Owens-Illinois Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Gross_Profit 378376342278319369352291321358
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