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Ascena Retail Group Inc (NAS:ASNA)
COGS-to-Revenue
0.46 (As of Jan. 2017)

Ascena Retail Group Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$802 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was \$1,748 Mil.

Ascena Retail Group Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 0.46.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Ascena Retail Group Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 was 54.10%.

Definition

Ascena Retail Group Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2016 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 3066.7 / 6995.4 = 0.44

Ascena Retail Group Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 802.4 / 1748.2 = 0.46

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Explanation

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

Ascena Retail Group Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jan. 2017 is calculated as:

 Gross Margin = 1 - COGS to Revenue = 1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 1 - 802.4 / 1748.2 = 54.10 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Ascena Retail Group Inc Annual Data

 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 Jul14 Jul15 Jul16 cogs2rev 0.59 0.61 0.61 0.59 0.43 0.45 0.45 0.44 0.44 0.44

Ascena Retail Group Inc Quarterly Data

 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 cogs2rev 0.42 0.49 0.41 0.45 0.46 0.47 0.39 0.43 0.40 0.46
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