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Gross Profit
\$1,152 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$290 Mil. Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was \$1,152 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$290 Mil. Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$703 Mil. Therefore, Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 was 41.20%.

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc had a gross margin of 41.20% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 7 years, the highest Gross Margin of Acadia Healthcare Co Inc was 41.24%. The lowest was 24.27%. And the median was 37.55%.

Definition

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

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2016 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 2810.914 - 1659.279 = 1,152

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 702.888 - 413.273 = 290

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was 249.1 (Mar. 2016 ) + 317.052 (Jun. 2016 ) + 295.868 (Sep. 2016 ) + 289.615 (Dec. 2016 ) = \$1,152 Mil.

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

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2016 ) = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = 290 / 702.888 = 41.20 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc had a gross margin of 41.20% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 => Durable competitive advantage

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc Annual Data

 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Gross_Profit 0 0 0 20 53 148 268 381 740 1,152

Acadia Healthcare Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Gross_Profit 112 114 144 190 200 207 249 317 296 290
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