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Santa Fe Petroleum Inc (OTCPK:SFPI)
Selling, General, & Admin. Expense
$ Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2012)

Selling, general, & admin. expense (SGA) includes the direct and indirect costs and all general and administrative expenses of a company. Santa Fe Petroleum Inc's selling, general, & admin. expense for the six months ended in Dec. 2012 was $0.60 Mil. Santa Fe Petroleum Inc does not have enough years/quarters to calculate its selling, general, & admin. expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2012.


Selling, General, & Admin. Expense (SGA) includes the direct and indirect costs and all general and administrative expenses of a company. For instance, personnel cost, advertising, rent, communication costs are all part of SGA.


An efficient operation keeps SGA costs low and thus has higher profit margin. The percentage of SGA relative to total revenue is an indication of how efficiently the company operates. Compare this percentage among the companies in the same industry is a good way of finding more efficient operations. A comparison of the SGA cost relative to the revenue with the historical value can also be an indication of how efficient the company has become.

Warren Buffett likes companies with consistent SGA as the percentage of gross profit.

Companies with no durable competitive advantage show wild variation in SG&A as % of Gross Profit.

If SGA is less than 30% of Gross Profit, it is fantastic. If SGA is nearing 100%, it is is in highly competitive industry.

Related Terms

Gross Profit, Cost of Goods Sold

Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

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