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ON Semiconductor Corp (NAS:ONNN)
Gross Profit
$985 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

ON Semiconductor Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $251 Mil. ON Semiconductor Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was $985 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. ON Semiconductor Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $251 Mil. ON Semiconductor Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was $707 Mil. Therefore, ON Semiconductor Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 was 35.50%.

ON Semiconductor Corp had a gross margin of 35.50% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of ON Semiconductor Corp was 41.32%. The lowest was 18.44%. And the median was 33.46%.

Warning Sign:

ON Semiconductor Corp gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -3.2%.


Definition

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

ON Semiconductor Corp'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
=2782.7 - 1844.3
=938

ON Semiconductor Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=706.5 - 455.7
=251

ON Semiconductor Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 231.8 (Jun. 2013 ) + 249.2 (Sep. 2013 ) + 252.9 (Dec. 2013 ) + 250.8 (Mar. 2014 ) = $985 Mil.

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

ON Semiconductor Corp'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
=251 / 706.5
=35.50 %

* 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

ON Semiconductor Corp had a gross margin of 35.50% 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.

ON Semiconductor Corp Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 4104195895917826219561,009952938

ON Semiconductor Corp Quarterly Data

Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14
Gross_Profit 239245258238210205232249253251
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