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CSS Industries Inc (NYSE:CSS)
Gross Profit
\$95.9 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

CSS Industries Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$31.6 Mil. CSS Industries Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$95.9 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. CSS Industries Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$31.6 Mil. CSS Industries Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$101.3 Mil. Therefore, CSS Industries Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 31.20%.

CSS Industries Inc had a gross margin of 31.20% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of CSS Industries Inc was 32.49%. The lowest was 24.66%. And the median was 29.42%.

Definition

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

CSS Industries Inc's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (A: Mar. 2016 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 317.017 - 214.746 = 102.3

CSS Industries Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 101.291 - 69.691 = 31.6

CSS Industries Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 35.188 (Dec. 2015 ) + 16.85 (Mar. 2016 ) + 12.297 (Jun. 2016 ) + 31.6 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$95.9 Mil.

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

CSS Industries Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Margin (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = 31.6 / 101.291 = 31.20 %

* 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

CSS Industries Inc had a gross margin of 31.20% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 => Competition eroding margins

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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.

CSS Industries Inc Annual Data

 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 Gross_Profit 136.6 137.5 126.3 110.6 114.6 111.5 109.1 103.2 101.7 102.3

CSS Industries Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Gross_Profit 14.6 35.4 36.3 15.4 12.4 37.8 35.2 16.9 12.3 31.6
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