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EchoStar Corp (NAS:SATS)
Gross Profit
$1,353 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2015)

EchoStar Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $330 Mil. EchoStar Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was $1,353 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. EchoStar Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $330 Mil. EchoStar Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $799 Mil. Therefore, EchoStar Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was 41.34%.

EchoStar Corp had a gross margin of 41.34% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 9 years, the highest Gross Margin of EchoStar Corp was 38.24%. The lowest was 5.98%. And the median was 27.39%.


Definition

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

EchoStar 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
=3445.578 - 2127.916
=1,318

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

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=798.653 - 468.463
=330

EchoStar Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2015 was 338.183 (Jun. 2014 ) + 343.383 (Sep. 2014 ) + 340.836 (Dec. 2014 ) + 330.19 (Mar. 2015 ) = $1,353 Mil.

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

EchoStar Corp'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
=330 / 798.653
=41.34 %

* 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

EchoStar Corp had a gross margin of 41.34% 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.

EchoStar Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 00924354335618541,0321,0761,318

EchoStar Corp Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
Gross_Profit 256262276267271295338343341330
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