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Stanley Furniture Company Inc. (NAS:STLY)
Gross Profit
$9.77 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

Stanley Furniture Company Inc.'s gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.43 Mil. Stanley Furniture Company Inc.'s gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $9.77 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Stanley Furniture Company Inc.'s gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1.43 Mil. Stanley Furniture Company Inc.'s revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $22.74 Mil. Therefore, Stanley Furniture Company Inc.'s Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 6.29%.

Stanley Furniture Company Inc. had a gross margin of 6.29% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Stanley Furniture Company Inc. was 28.11%. The lowest was -11.75%. And the median was 22.60%.


Definition

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

Stanley Furniture Company 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
=96.944 - 87.17
=9.77

Stanley Furniture Company Inc.'s Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=22.744 - 21.314
=1.43

Stanley Furniture Company Inc. Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 3.385 (Mar. 2013 ) + 2.18 (Jun. 2013 ) + 2.779 (Sep. 2013 ) + 1.43 (Dec. 2013 ) = $9.77 Mil.

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

Stanley Furniture Company Inc.'s Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=1.43 / 22.744
=6.29 %

* 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

Stanley Furniture Company Inc. had a gross margin of 6.29% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => 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.

Stanley Furniture Company Inc. Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 75.6481.7164.8746.9132.591.76-16.1012.4712.209.77

Stanley Furniture Company Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Gross_Profit 3.823.333.603.083.352.183.392.182.781.43
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