Switch to:
Prologis Inc (NYSE:PLD)
Gross Profit
$1,218 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

Prologis Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $323 Mil. Prologis Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,218 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Prologis Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $323 Mil. Prologis Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $460 Mil. Therefore, Prologis Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 70.13%.

Prologis Inc had a gross margin of 70.13% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Prologis Inc was 86.88%. The lowest was 69.08%. And the median was 71.62%.


Definition

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

Prologis 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
=1750.486 - 541.217
=1,209

Prologis 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
=460.089 - 137.413
=323

Prologis Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 299.25 (Sep. 2013 ) + 295.739 (Dec. 2013 ) + 300.002 (Mar. 2014 ) + 322.676 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,218 Mil.

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

Prologis 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
=323 / 460.089
=70.13 %

* 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

Prologis Inc had a gross margin of 70.13% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 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.

Prologis Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 05626154975144454451,0941,4371,209

Prologis Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Gross_Profit 358374366356330276299296300323
Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)
Free 7-day Trial
FEEDBACK