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Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc (NYSE:SPB)
Gross Profit
$1,554 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $417 Mil. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,554 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $417 Mil. Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,129 Mil. Therefore, Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 36.95%.

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc had a gross margin of 36.95% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 5 years, the highest Gross Margin of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc was 36.59%. The lowest was 34.03%. And the median was 35.42%.


Definition

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

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Sep. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=4085.581 - 2695.269
=1,390

Spectrum Brands Holdings 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
=1128.509 - 711.472
=417

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 396.493 (Sep. 2013 ) + 381.207 (Dec. 2013 ) + 359.624 (Mar. 2014 ) + 417.037 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,554 Mil.

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

Spectrum Brands Holdings 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
=417 / 1128.509
=36.95 %

* 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

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc had a gross margin of 36.95% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 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.

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc Annual Data

Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Gross_Profit 000008169211,1291,1161,390

Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Gross_Profit 260292280288323383396381360417
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