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Roberts Realty Investors Inc (AMEX:RPI)
Gross Profit
\$-0.38 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

Roberts Realty Investors Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was \$-0.03 Mil. Roberts Realty Investors Inc's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was \$-0.38 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Roberts Realty Investors Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was \$-0.03 Mil. Roberts Realty Investors Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was \$0.00 Mil. Therefore, Roberts Realty Investors Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was %.

Roberts Realty Investors Inc had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Roberts Realty Investors Inc was 100.00%. The lowest was -1315.38%. And the median was 55.04%.

Definition

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

Roberts Realty Investors Inc'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 = 0.029 - 0.345 = -0.32

Roberts Realty Investors Inc's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = 0 - 0.029 = -0.03

Roberts Realty Investors Inc Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was -0.001 (Sep. 2013 ) + -0.328 (Dec. 2013 ) + -0.017 (Mar. 2014 ) + -0.029 (Jun. 2014 ) = \$-0.38 Mil.

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

Roberts Realty Investors Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

 Gross Margin (Q: Jun. 2014 ) = Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2014 ) = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = -0.03 / 0 = %

* 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

Roberts Realty Investors Inc had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => 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 own currency.

Roberts Realty Investors Inc Annual Data

 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Gross_Profit 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.46 1.43 1.11 1.10 0.69 -0.17 -0.32

Roberts Realty Investors Inc Quarterly Data

 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Gross_Profit 0.14 0.14 0.17 -0.44 -0.08 -0.08 -0.00 -0.33 -0.02 -0.03
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