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Tiffany & Co (NYSE:TIF)
Gross Profit
$2,517 Mil (TTM As of Apr. 2015)

Tiffany & Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $569 Mil. Tiffany & Co's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was $2,517 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Tiffany & Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $569 Mil. Tiffany & Co's revenue for the three months ended in Apr. 2015 was $962 Mil. Therefore, Tiffany & Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 was 59.12%.

Tiffany & Co had a gross margin of 59.12% for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Tiffany & Co was 59.70%. The lowest was 55.55%. And the median was 57.70%.


Definition

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

Tiffany & Co's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Jan. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=4249.913 - 1712.738
=2,537

Tiffany & Co's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Apr. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=962.4 - 393.4
=569

Tiffany & Co Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2015 was 595.163 (Jul. 2014 ) + 570.871 (Oct. 2014 ) + 781.615 (Jan. 2015 ) + 569 (Apr. 2015 ) = $2,517 Mil.

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

Tiffany & Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Apr. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Apr. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Apr. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=569 / 962.4
=59.12 %

* 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

Tiffany & Co had a gross margin of 59.12% for the quarter that ended in Apr. 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.

Tiffany & Co Annual Data

Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15
Gross_Profit 1,3081,4731,6571,6461,5301,8222,1512,1632,3402,537

Tiffany & Co Quarterly Data

Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15
Gross_Profit 731503532519786590595571782569
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