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Forest City Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:FCE.B)
COGS-to-Revenue
0.47 (As of Dec. 2016)

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$113.8 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was \$239.7 Mil.

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 0.47.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Forest City Realty Trust Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was 52.51%.

Definition

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 459.185 / 929.483 = 0.49

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 113.836 / 239.727 = 0.47

* 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.

Forest City Realty Trust Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as:

 Gross Margin = 1 - COGS to Revenue = 1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 1 - 113.836 / 239.727 = 52.51 %

* 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.

Forest City Realty Trust Inc Annual Data

 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 cogs2rev 0.00 0.61 0.61 0.57 0.59 0.62 0.58 0.59 0.54 0.49

Forest City Realty Trust Inc Quarterly Data

 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 cogs2rev 0.58 0.53 0.58 0.55 0.51 0.53 0.54 0.48 0.49 0.47
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