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Henry Schein Inc (NAS:HSIC)
Gross Profit
$2,706 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

Henry Schein Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $697 Mil. Henry Schein Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $2,706 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Henry Schein Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $697 Mil. Henry Schein Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $2,430 Mil. Therefore, Henry Schein Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 28.67%.

Henry Schein Inc had a gross margin of 28.67% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 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 28.62%.

Warning Sign:

Henry Schein Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -1.2%.


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. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=9560.647 - 6904.633
=2,656

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

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2430.159 - 1733.446
=697

Henry Schein Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 669.856 (Jun. 2013 ) + 639.647 (Sep. 2013 ) + 699.52 (Dec. 2013 ) + 696.713 (Mar. 2014 ) = $2,706 Mil.

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

Henry Schein Inc'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
=697 / 2430.159
=28.67 %

* 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 28.67% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 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

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 1,0541,3081,4721,7171,8741,9172,1712,4182,5082,656

Henry Schein Inc Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Gross_Profit 653611624609663647670640700697
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