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MWI Veterinary Supply Inc (NAS:MWIV)
COGS to Revenue
0.88 (As of Sep. 2014)

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$700 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$794 Mil.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.88.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was 11.80%.

Definition

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 2609.725 / 2981.038 = 0.88

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 700.369 / 794.059 = 0.88

* 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc'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 - 700.369 / 794.059 = 11.80 %

* 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Annual Data

 Sep05 Sep06 Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 cogs2rev 0.86 0.85 0.86 0.86 0.86 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.88

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 cogs2rev 0.87 0.88 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.88 0.87 0.87 0.87 0.88
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