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Agilent Technologies Inc (NYSE:A)
COGS to Revenue
0.47 (As of Jan. 2014)

Agilent Technologies Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $796 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was $1,679 Mil.

Agilent Technologies Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.47.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Agilent Technologies Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was 52.59%.


Definition

Agilent Technologies Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2013 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=3247 / 6782
=0.48

Agilent Technologies Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=796 / 1679
=0.47

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


Explanation

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin.

Agilent Technologies Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as:

Gross Margin=1 - COGS to Revenue
=1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1 - 796 / 1679
=52.59 %

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

A company that has a “moat” can usually maintain or even expand their Gross Margin. A company can increase its Gross Margin in two ways. It can increase the prices of the goods it sells and keeps its Cost of Goods Sold unchanged. Or it can keep the sales price unchanged and squeeze its suppliers to reduce the Cost of Goods Sold. Warren Buffett believes businesses with the power to raise prices have “moats”.


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.

Agilent Technologies Inc Annual Data

Oct04Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13
cogs2rev 0.530.500.470.450.450.490.460.470.470.48

Agilent Technologies Inc Quarterly Data

Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14
cogs2rev 0.470.470.470.480.480.480.490.480.470.47
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