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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
COGS to Revenue
0.81 (As of Jul. 2013)

Dell Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $11,825 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was $14,514 Mil.

Dell Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 0.81.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Dell Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was 18.53%.


Definition

Dell Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=44754 / 56940
=0.79

Dell Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=11825 / 14514
=0.81

* 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.

Dell Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as:

Gross Margin=1 - COGS to Revenue
=1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1 - 11825 / 14514
=18.53 %

* 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.

Dell Inc Annual Data

Jan04Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13
cogs2rev 0.820.820.820.830.810.820.820.810.780.79

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

Apr11Jul11Oct11Jan12Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13
cogs2rev 0.770.770.770.790.790.780.790.780.800.81
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