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Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM)
Gross Profit
$75,578 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2016)

Exxon Mobil Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $15,624 Mil. Exxon Mobil Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was $75,578 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Exxon Mobil Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $15,624 Mil. Exxon Mobil Corp's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $48,707 Mil. Therefore, Exxon Mobil Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was 32.08%.

Exxon Mobil Corp had a gross margin of 32.08% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Exxon Mobil Corp was 43.53%. The lowest was 28.06%. And the median was 30.94%.

Warning Sign:

Exxon Mobil Corp gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -1.5%.


Definition

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

Exxon Mobil Corp's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2015 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=268882 - 188268
=80,614

Exxon Mobil Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2016 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=48707 - 33083
=15,624

Exxon Mobil Corp Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2016 was 21601 (Jun. 2015 ) + 20641 (Sep. 2015 ) + 17712 (Dec. 2015 ) + 15624 (Mar. 2016 ) = $75,578 Mil.

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

Exxon Mobil Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Mar. 2016 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2016 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=15,624 / 48707
=32.08 %

* 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

Exxon Mobil Corp had a gross margin of 32.08% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 => 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.

Exxon Mobil Corp Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Gross_Profit 164,380171,700188,549124,753120,923146,124146,216122,985115,76680,614

Exxon Mobil Corp Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Gross_Profit 31,46030,95530,64929,59224,57020,66021,60120,64117,71215,624
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