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TE Connectivity Ltd (NYSE:TEL)
Gross Profit
$4,692 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

TE Connectivity Ltd's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,198 Mil. TE Connectivity Ltd's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $4,692 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. TE Connectivity Ltd's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1,198 Mil. TE Connectivity Ltd's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $3,575 Mil. Therefore, TE Connectivity Ltd's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was 33.51%.

TE Connectivity Ltd had a gross margin of 33.51% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of TE Connectivity Ltd was 33.73%. The lowest was 24.73%. And the median was 29.03%.


Definition

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

TE Connectivity Ltd's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Sep. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=13912 - 9220
=4,692

TE Connectivity Ltd's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=3575 - 2377
=1,198

TE Connectivity Ltd Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 1117 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1173 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1204 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1198 (Sep. 2014 ) = $4,692 Mil.

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

TE Connectivity Ltd's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Sep. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=1,198 / 3575
=33.51 %

* 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

TE Connectivity Ltd had a gross margin of 33.51% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 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.

TE Connectivity Ltd Annual Data

Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
Gross_Profit 2,9783,3013,4484,1732,5363,7774,2714,0464,3294,692

TE Connectivity Ltd Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
Gross_Profit 1,0181,0649891,0521,1321,1561,1171,1731,2041,198
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