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Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE:PBR)
Gross Profit
$31,989 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $8,229 Mil. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $31,989 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $8,229 Mil. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $34,494 Mil. Therefore, Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 23.86%.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras had a gross margin of 23.86% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras was 50.11%. The lowest was 23.47%. And the median was 44.46%.

Warning Sign:

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -11%.


Definition

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

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras'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
=141462 - 108254
=33,208

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=34494 - 26265
=8,229

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 9038 (Jun. 2013 ) + 7248 (Sep. 2013 ) + 7474 (Dec. 2013 ) + 8229 (Mar. 2014 ) = $31,989 Mil.

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

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras'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
=8,229 / 34494
=23.86 %

* 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

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras had a gross margin of 23.86% 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.

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 16,53625,48732,16336,52343,61740,91643,30746,32036,56933,208

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Gross_Profit 13,54720,2448,1578,8878,0469,4489,0387,2487,4748,229
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