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Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG)
Gross Profit
$39,543 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

Procter & Gamble Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $8,815 Mil. Procter & Gamble Co's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $39,543 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Procter & Gamble Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $8,815 Mil. Procter & Gamble Co's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $18,142 Mil. Therefore, Procter & Gamble Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 48.59%.

Procter & Gamble Co had a gross margin of 48.59% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Procter & Gamble Co was 52.03%. The lowest was 41.16%. And the median was 49.15%.


Definition

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

Procter & Gamble Co's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Jun. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=83062 - 42460
=40,602

Procter & Gamble Co's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=18142 - 9327
=8,815

Procter & Gamble Co Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 10410 (Jun. 2014 ) + 10240 (Sep. 2014 ) + 10078 (Dec. 2014 ) + 8815 (Mar. 2015 ) = $39,543 Mil.

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

Procter & Gamble Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=8,815 / 18142
=48.59 %

* 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

Procter & Gamble Co had a gross margin of 48.59% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 => Durable 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.

Procter & Gamble Co Annual Data

Jun05Jun06Jun07Jun08Jun09Jun10Jun11Jun12Jun13Jun14
Gross_Profit 28,86935,09739,79042,21240,13141,01941,24541,28941,19040,602

Procter & Gamble Co Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Gross_Profit 11,29510,2549,25210,25610,6259,60110,41010,24010,0788,815
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