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Henry Schein Inc (NAS:HSIC)
Gross Profit
$2,911 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

Henry Schein Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $764 Mil. Henry Schein Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $2,911 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Henry Schein Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $764 Mil. Henry Schein Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $2,702 Mil. Therefore, Henry Schein Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 28.29%.

Henry Schein Inc had a gross margin of 28.29% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Henry Schein Inc was 31.74%. The lowest was 27.05%. And the median was 28.53%.


Definition

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

Henry Schein Inc's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=10371.39 - 7460.075
=2,911

Henry Schein Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2702.096 - 1937.632
=764

Henry Schein Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 696.713 (Mar. 2014 ) + 728.472 (Jun. 2014 ) + 721.666 (Sep. 2014 ) + 764.464 (Dec. 2014 ) = $2,911 Mil.

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

Henry Schein Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=764 / 2702.096
=28.29 %

* 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

Henry Schein Inc had a gross margin of 28.29% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => Competition eroding margins


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.

Henry Schein Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 1,3081,4721,7171,8741,9172,1712,4182,5082,6562,911

Henry Schein Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
Gross_Profit 609663647670640700697728722764
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