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Wendy's Co (NAS:WEN)
Gross Profit
$691 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2015)

Wendy's Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $173 Mil. Wendy's Co's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was $691 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Wendy's Co's gross profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $173 Mil. Wendy's Co's revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2015 was $465 Mil. Therefore, Wendy's Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 was 37.26%.

Wendy's Co had a gross margin of 37.26% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Wendy's Co was 39.12%. The lowest was 22.34%. And the median was 26.04%.


Definition

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

Wendy's Co'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
=2061.063 - 1400.796
=660

Wendy's Co's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=464.629 - 291.524
=173

Wendy's Co Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2015 was 180.219 (Dec. 2014 ) + 162.974 (Mar. 2015 ) + 174.412 (Jun. 2015 ) + 173.105 (Sep. 2015 ) = $691 Mil.

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

Wendy's Co's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Sep. 2015 )=Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2015 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2015 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=173 / 464.629
=37.26 %

* 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

Wendy's Co had a gross margin of 37.26% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2015 => 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.

Wendy's Co Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Gross_Profit 351344407625618615624648660686

Wendy's Co Quarterly Data

Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15
Gross_Profit 172156149171164180163174173192
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