Switch to:
Vivendi SA (OTCPK:VIVHY)
Gross Profit
$5,820 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

Vivendi SA's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,348 Mil. Vivendi SA's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $5,820 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Vivendi SA's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $1,348 Mil. Vivendi SA's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $3,663 Mil. Therefore, Vivendi SA's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 36.79%.

Vivendi SA had a gross margin of 36.79% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Vivendi SA was 54.40%. The lowest was 27.41%. And the median was 44.41%.

Warning Sign:

Vivendi SA gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -5.3%.


Definition

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

Vivendi SA'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
=12440.1972873 - 7547.47225647
=4,893

Vivendi SA's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=3663.37854501 - 2315.65967941
=1,348

Vivendi SA Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 1502.0746888 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1667.11956522 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1302.83505155 (Sep. 2014 ) + 1347.7188656 (Dec. 2014 ) = $5,820 Mil.

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

Vivendi SA's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=1,348 / 3663.37854501
=36.79 %

* 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

Vivendi SA had a gross margin of 36.79% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 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.

Vivendi SA Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 11,37113,74917,14817,43219,68718,93818,97612,9995,7004,893

Vivendi SA Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Gross_Profit 3,2113,1271,5381,6971,3771,5491,5021,6671,3031,348
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)

GuruFocus Premium Plus Membership

FEEDBACK