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Pfizer Inc (NYSE:PFE)
COGS to Revenue
0.19 (As of Jun. 2014)

Pfizer Inc's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $2,462 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $12,773 Mil.

Pfizer Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was 0.19.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Pfizer Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was 80.72%.


Definition

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

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=9586 / 51584
=0.19

Pfizer Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=2462 / 12773
=0.19

* 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.

Pfizer Inc's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as:

Gross Margin=1 - COGS to Revenue
=1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1 - 2462 / 12773
=80.72 %

* 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.

Pfizer Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
cogs2rev 0.130.150.160.230.170.180.230.220.180.19

Pfizer Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
cogs2rev 0.180.170.180.200.180.170.180.210.180.19
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