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C.R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR)
Gross Profit
$1,855 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

C.R. Bard, Inc.'s gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $481 Mil. C.R. Bard, Inc.'s gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,855 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. C.R. Bard, Inc.'s gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $481 Mil. C.R. Bard, Inc.'s revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $791 Mil. Therefore, C.R. Bard, Inc.'s Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 60.75%.

C.R. Bard, Inc. had a gross margin of 60.75% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of C.R. Bard, Inc. was 62.50%. The lowest was 53.40%. And the median was 60.14%.


Definition

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

C.R. Bard, 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
=3049.5 - 1194.4
=1,855

C.R. Bard, 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
=791.3 - 310.6
=481

C.R. Bard, Inc. Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 445 (Mar. 2013 ) + 463.3 (Jun. 2013 ) + 466.1 (Sep. 2013 ) + 480.7 (Dec. 2013 ) = $1,855 Mil.

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

C.R. Bard, 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
=481 / 791.3
=60.75 %

* 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

C.R. Bard, Inc. had a gross margin of 60.75% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => 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.

C.R. Bard, Inc. Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 9961,0901,2121,3381,5031,5761,7001,7991,8331,855

C.R. Bard, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Gross_Profit 444470451457450475445463466481
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