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Amcon Distributing Co (AMEX:DIT)
Gross Profit
$77 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

Amcon Distributing Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $19 Mil. Amcon Distributing Co's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $77 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Amcon Distributing Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $19 Mil. Amcon Distributing Co's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $323 Mil. Therefore, Amcon Distributing Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 5.98%.

Amcon Distributing Co had a gross margin of 5.98% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Amcon Distributing Co was 109.50%. The lowest was 6.39%. And the median was 7.51%.

Warning Sign:

Amcon Distributing Co gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -3.2%.


Definition

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

Amcon Distributing Co's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Sep. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=1211.053 - 1133.695
=77

Amcon Distributing Co's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=322.648 - 303.353
=19

Amcon Distributing Co Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 20.02 (Sep. 2013 ) + 19.641 (Dec. 2013 ) + 17.62 (Mar. 2014 ) + 19.295 (Jun. 2014 ) = $77 Mil.

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

Amcon Distributing Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=19 / 322.648
=5.98 %

* 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

Amcon Distributing Co had a gross margin of 5.98% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 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.

Amcon Distributing Co Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Gross_Profit 59616064656872747977

Amcon Distributing Co Quarterly Data

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