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Compuware Corp (NAS:CPWR)
COGS to Revenue
0.31 (As of Sep. 2014)

Compuware Corp's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$52.9 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$170.9 Mil.

Compuware Corp's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.31.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Compuware Corp's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 69.06%.

Definition

Compuware Corp's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 223.92 / 720.756 = 0.31

Compuware Corp's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 52.88 / 170.893 = 0.31

* 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.

Compuware Corp's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as:

 Gross Margin = 1 - COGS to Revenue = 1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 1 - 52.88 / 170.893 = 69.06 %

* 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.

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Historical Data

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

Compuware Corp Annual Data

 Mar05 Mar06 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 cogs2rev 0.38 0.37 0.40 0.40 0.40 0.31 0.21 0.34 0.27 0.31

Compuware Corp Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 cogs2rev 0.36 0.37 0.32 -2.50 0.30 0.35 0.35 -3.02 0.35 0.31
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