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U S Energy Corp (NAS:USEG)
Gross Profit
$16.28 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

U S Energy Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0.83 Mil. U S Energy Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $16.28 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. U S Energy Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0.83 Mil. U S Energy Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $2.68 Mil. Therefore, U S Energy Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 30.87%.

U S Energy Corp had a gross margin of 30.87% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of U S Energy Corp was 70.05%. The lowest was -222.51%. And the median was 29.48%.


Definition

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

U S Energy Corp's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=32.379 - 10.638
=21.74

U S Energy Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2.679 - 1.852
=0.83

U S Energy Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 6.542 (Jun. 2014 ) + 6.9 (Sep. 2014 ) + 2.015 (Dec. 2014 ) + 0.827 (Mar. 2015 ) = $16.28 Mil.

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

U S Energy Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=0.83 / 2.679
=30.87 %

* 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

U S Energy Corp had a gross margin of 30.87% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 => 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.

U S Energy Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit -0.83-1.81-1.420.684.6318.6017.0418.8523.1821.74

U S Energy Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Gross_Profit 2.324.445.355.717.046.286.546.902.020.83
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