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Helmerich & Payne Inc (NYSE:HP)
Gross Profit
$1,657 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

Helmerich & Payne Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $437 Mil. Helmerich & Payne Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $1,657 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Helmerich & Payne Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $437 Mil. Helmerich & Payne Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $952 Mil. Therefore, Helmerich & Payne Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 45.88%.

Helmerich & Payne Inc had a gross margin of 45.88% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Helmerich & Payne Inc was 47.09%. The lowest was 29.09%. And the median was 42.83%.


Definition

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

Helmerich & Payne Inc'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
=3387.614 - 1852.768
=1,535

Helmerich & Payne Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=952.087 - 515.239
=437

Helmerich & Payne Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was 391.366 (Sep. 2013 ) + 415.104 (Dec. 2013 ) + 413.263 (Mar. 2014 ) + 436.848 (Jun. 2014 ) = $1,657 Mil.

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

Helmerich & Payne Inc'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
=437 / 952.087
=45.88 %

* 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

Helmerich & Payne Inc had a gross margin of 45.88% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 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.

Helmerich & Payne Inc Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Gross_Profit 1713165637679508828031,1111,4011,535

Helmerich & Payne Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Gross_Profit 322356382378377389391415413437
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