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Unum Group (NYSE:UNM)
Gross Profit
$0 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

Unum Group's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. Unum Group's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Unum Group's gross profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. Unum Group's revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $2,611 Mil. Therefore, Unum Group's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was 100.00%.

Unum Group had a gross margin of 100.00% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage


Definition

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

Unum Group'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
=10485.1 - 0
=10,485

Unum Group's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2611.1 - 0
=2,611

Unum Group Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was 0 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0 (Jun. 2014 ) + 0 (Sep. 2014 ) + 0 (Dec. 2014 ) = $0 Mil.

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

Unum Group's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=2,611 / 2611.1
=100.00 %

* 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

Unum Group had a gross margin of 100.00% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => 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.

Unum Group Annual Data

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Unum Group Quarterly Data

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