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Tribune Media Co (OTCPK:TRBAA)
COGS to Revenue
0.57 (As of Sep. 2008)

Tribune Media Co's cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $594 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was $1,037 Mil.

Tribune Media Co's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was 0.57.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Tribune Media Co's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 was 42.70%.


Definition

Tribune Media Co's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2007 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=2545.554 / 5062.984
=0.50

Tribune Media Co's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2008 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=594.161 / 1036.946
=0.57

* 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.

Tribune Media Co's Gross Margin for the three months ended in Sep. 2008 is calculated as:

Gross Margin=1 - COGS to Revenue
=1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1 - 594.161 / 1036.946
=42.70 %

* 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.

Tribune Media Co Annual Data

Dec98Dec99Dec00Dec01Dec02Dec03Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07
cogs2rev 0.000.000.000.000.000.470.470.490.500.50

Tribune Media Co Quarterly Data

Jun06Sep06Dec06Mar07Jun07Sep07Dec07Mar08Jun08Sep08
cogs2rev 0.500.520.480.510.510.510.490.540.550.57
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