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Cheesecake Factory Inc (NAS:CAKE)
Gross Profit
$362 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

Cheesecake Factory Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $91 Mil. Cheesecake Factory Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $362 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Cheesecake Factory Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $91 Mil. Cheesecake Factory Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $500 Mil. Therefore, Cheesecake Factory Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 18.14%.

Cheesecake Factory Inc had a gross margin of 18.14% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Cheesecake Factory Inc was 70.28%. The lowest was 17.24%. And the median was 30.89%.


Definition

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

Cheesecake Factory Inc'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
=1976.624 - 1614.912
=362

Cheesecake Factory Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=499.673 - 409.044
=91

Cheesecake Factory Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 86.986 (Mar. 2014 ) + 95.385 (Jun. 2014 ) + 88.712 (Sep. 2014 ) + 90.629 (Dec. 2014 ) = $362 Mil.

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

Cheesecake Factory Inc'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
=91 / 499.673
=18.14 %

* 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

Cheesecake Factory Inc had a gross margin of 18.14% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => No sustainable 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.

Cheesecake Factory Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 515561639657276301313339367362

Cheesecake Factory Inc Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Gross_Profit -2408792929587958991220
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