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Apartment Investment & Management Company (NYSE:AIV)
Gross Profit
$603.7 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

Apartment Investment & Management Company's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $153.9 Mil. Apartment Investment & Management Company's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $603.7 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Apartment Investment & Management Company's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $153.9 Mil. Apartment Investment & Management Company's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $242.2 Mil. Therefore, Apartment Investment & Management Company's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 63.56%.

Apartment Investment & Management Company had a gross margin of 63.56% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Apartment Investment & Management Company was 98.03%. The lowest was 53.80%. And the median was 58.65%.


Definition

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

Apartment Investment & Management Company'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
=984.363 - 380.626
=603.7

Apartment Investment & Management Company's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=242.178 - 88.258
=153.9

Apartment Investment & Management Company Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 148.402 (Mar. 2014 ) + 150.959 (Jun. 2014 ) + 150.39 (Sep. 2014 ) + 153.92 (Dec. 2014 ) = $603.7 Mil.

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

Apartment Investment & Management Company'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
=153.9 / 242.178
=63.56 %

* 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

Apartment Investment & Management Company had a gross margin of 63.56% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => Durable 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.

Apartment Investment & Management Company Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 0.00.01,349.6686.8608.5580.4565.6572.2594.0603.7

Apartment Investment & Management Company Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Gross_Profit 149.0130.7142.2145.8149.7156.4148.4151.0150.4153.9
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