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Chevron Corp (NYSE:CVX)
Gross Profit
\$37,483 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Chevron Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$9,632 Mil. Chevron Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$37,483 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Chevron Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$9,632 Mil. Chevron Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$30,140 Mil. Therefore, Chevron Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 31.96%.

Chevron Corp had a gross margin of 31.96% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Chevron Corp was 33.80%. The lowest was 26.81%. And the median was 31.51%.

Definition

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

Chevron Corp's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2015 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 138477 - 92785 = 45,692

Chevron Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 30140 - 20508 = 9,632

Chevron Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 8707 (Dec. 2015 ) + 6924 (Mar. 2016 ) + 12220 (Jun. 2016 ) + 9632 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$37,483 Mil.

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

Chevron Corp'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 = 9,632 / 30140 = 31.96 %

* 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

Chevron Corp had a gross margin of 31.96% 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.

Chevron Corp Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Gross_Profit 65,979 69,340 80,813 46,017 69,273 82,134 78,573 69,525 67,014 45,692

Chevron Corp Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Gross_Profit 17,807 17,535 15,253 11,970 17,851 11,276 8,707 6,924 12,220 9,632
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