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Teck Resources Ltd (NYSE:TCK)
Gross Profit
$2,323 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2013)

Teck Resources Ltd's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $499 Mil. Teck Resources Ltd's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was $2,323 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Teck Resources Ltd's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $499 Mil. Teck Resources Ltd's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $2,172 Mil. Therefore, Teck Resources Ltd's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was 22.98%.

Teck Resources Ltd had a gross margin of 22.98% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Teck Resources Ltd was 58.49%. The lowest was 13.69%. And the median was 33.43%.

Warning Sign:

Teck Resources Ltd gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -4.4%.


Definition

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

Teck Resources Ltd'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
=8575.86837294 - 6358.31809872
=2,218

Teck Resources Ltd's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2171.8464351 - 1672.76051188
=499

Teck Resources Ltd Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2013 was 687.929342493 (Mar. 2013 ) + 559.615384615 (Jun. 2013 ) + 576.254826255 (Sep. 2013 ) + 499.085923218 (Dec. 2013 ) = $2,323 Mil.

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

Teck Resources Ltd's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2013 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2013 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2013 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=499 / 2171.8464351
=22.98 %

* 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

Teck Resources Ltd had a gross margin of 22.98% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 => 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.

Teck Resources Ltd Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
Gross_Profit 9181,7343,2523,0401,9132,6193,5434,8143,5522,218

Teck Resources Ltd Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
Gross_Profit 1,5400999868838832688560576499
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