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J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NAS:JBHT)
Gross Profit
$2,039 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $534 Mil. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $2,039 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $534 Mil. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $1,474 Mil. Therefore, J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 36.22%.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. had a gross margin of 36.22% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. was 58.42%. The lowest was 36.06%. And the median was 51.79%.

Warning Sign:

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -3.8%.


Definition

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

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, 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
=5584.571 - 3570.801
=2,014

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=1474.276 - 940.331
=534

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 485.58 (Mar. 2013 ) + 504.367 (Jun. 2013 ) + 514.981 (Sep. 2013 ) + 533.945 (Dec. 2013 ) = $2,039 Mil.

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

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.'s Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=534 / 1474.276
=36.22 %

* 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

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. had a gross margin of 36.22% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => 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.

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 1,441001,6351,5741,3801,4931,6891,8242,014

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Gross_Profit 458378449456461481486504515534
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