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NCR Corp (NYSE:NCR)
Gross Profit
$1,372 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2015)

NCR Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $146 Mil. NCR Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was $1,372 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. NCR Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $146 Mil. NCR Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2015 was $1,604 Mil. Therefore, NCR Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 was 9.10%.

NCR Corp had a gross margin of 9.10% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of NCR Corp was 36.28%. The lowest was 14.65%. And the median was 27.21%.


Definition

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

NCR Corp'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
=6591 - 4859
=1,732

NCR Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=1604 - 1458
=146

NCR Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2015 was 404 (Sep. 2014 ) + 432 (Dec. 2014 ) + 390 (Mar. 2015 ) + 146 (Jun. 2015 ) = $1,372 Mil.

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

NCR Corp'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
=146 / 1604
=9.10 %

* 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

NCR Corp had a gross margin of 9.10% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2015 => No sustainable 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.

NCR Corp Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 9369271,0401,1838839901,1821,6451,7401,732

NCR Corp Quarterly Data

Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15
Gross_Profit 369426415530416480404432390146
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