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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc (NAS:KTOS)
Gross Profit
$197.0 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $40.9 Mil. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $197.0 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $40.9 Mil. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $160.5 Mil. Therefore, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was 25.48%.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc had a gross margin of 25.48% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc was 48.55%. The lowest was 16.32%. And the median was 25.14%.


Definition

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

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions 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
=868 - 649.8
=218.2

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=160.5 - 119.6
=40.9

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 53 (Sep. 2014 ) + 56.2 (Dec. 2014 ) + 46.9 (Mar. 2015 ) + 40.9 (Jun. 2015 ) = $197.0 Mil.

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

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Jun. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=40.9 / 160.5
=25.48 %

* 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

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc had a gross margin of 25.48% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 => 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.

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 36.628.931.658.269.390.0192.2257.2240.0218.2

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Gross_Profit 65.760.452.361.552.648.153.056.246.940.9
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