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Emerson Electric Co (NYSE:EMR)
Gross Profit
$10,003 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

Emerson Electric Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $2,395 Mil. Emerson Electric Co's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $10,003 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Emerson Electric Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $2,395 Mil. Emerson Electric Co's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $5,812 Mil. Therefore, Emerson Electric Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 41.21%.

Emerson Electric Co had a gross margin of 41.21% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Emerson Electric Co was 40.34%. The lowest was 34.77%. And the median was 36.44%.


Definition

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

Emerson Electric 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
=24669 - 14717
=9,952

Emerson Electric Co's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=5812 - 3417
=2,395

Emerson Electric Co Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 2568 (Jun. 2013 ) + 2804 (Sep. 2013 ) + 2236 (Dec. 2013 ) + 2395 (Mar. 2014 ) = $10,003 Mil.

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

Emerson Electric Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=2,395 / 5812
=41.21 %

* 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

Emerson Electric Co had a gross margin of 41.21% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => 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.

Emerson Electric Co Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Gross_Profit 5,5666,1837,1298,0659,1397,5608,3269,5579,7689,952

Emerson Electric Co Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Gross_Profit 2,0552,3362,6282,7492,2072,3732,5682,8042,2362,395
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