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Insight Enterprises Inc (NAS:NSIT)
Gross Profit
\$733 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Insight Enterprises Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$182 Mil. Insight Enterprises Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$733 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Insight Enterprises Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$182 Mil. Insight Enterprises Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$1,393 Mil. Therefore, Insight Enterprises Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 was 13.05%.

Insight Enterprises Inc had a gross margin of 13.05% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Insight Enterprises Inc was 13.77%. The lowest was 13.10%. And the median was 13.51%.

Definition

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

Insight Enterprises 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 = 5316.229 - 4603.826 = 712

Insight Enterprises Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 1392.716 - 1210.908 = 182

Insight Enterprises Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 180.853 (Dec. 2015 ) + 161.108 (Mar. 2016 ) + 209.217 (Jun. 2016 ) + 181.808 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$733 Mil.

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

Insight Enterprises Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Gross Margin (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = 182 / 1392.716 = 13.05 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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

Insight Enterprises Inc had a gross margin of 13.05% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 => No sustainable competitive advantage

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Insight Enterprises Inc Annual Data

 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Gross_Profit 471 661 664 569 646 709 720 699 712 716

Insight Enterprises Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Gross_Profit 195 172 182 162 191 182 181 161 209 182
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