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Honda Motor Co Ltd (NYSE:HMC)
Gross Profit
$26,824 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

Honda Motor Co Ltd's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $5,473 Mil. Honda Motor Co Ltd's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $26,824 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Honda Motor Co Ltd's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $5,473 Mil. Honda Motor Co Ltd's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $33,515 Mil. Therefore, Honda Motor Co Ltd's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 16.33%.

Honda Motor Co Ltd had a gross margin of 16.33% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Honda Motor Co Ltd was 35.13%. The lowest was 22.49%. And the median was 29.16%.

Warning Sign:

Honda Motor Co Ltd gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -2.9%.


Definition

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

Honda Motor Co Ltd's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Mar. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=110703.553734 - 85807.7736109
=24,896

Honda Motor Co Ltd's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=33515.4845113 - 28042.1697004
=5,473

Honda Motor Co Ltd Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 7348.57622113 (Jun. 2014 ) + 6924.59067058 (Sep. 2014 ) + 7077.09223597 (Dec. 2014 ) + 5473.31481089 (Mar. 2015 ) = $26,824 Mil.

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

Honda Motor Co Ltd's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=5,473 / 33515.4845113
=16.33 %

* 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

Honda Motor Co Ltd had a gross margin of 16.33% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 => 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.

Honda Motor Co Ltd Annual Data

Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14Mar15
Gross_Profit 24,70427,48034,23726,48523,86029,88524,59826,72628,48924,896

Honda Motor Co Ltd Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Gross_Profit 7,4627,3277,2997,4537,8496,3947,3496,9257,0775,473
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