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Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR)
COGS to Revenue
0.56 (As of Dec. 2013)

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.'s cost of goods sold for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $402 Mil. Its revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $712 Mil.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.'s COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 0.56.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Varian Medical Systems, Inc.'s Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was 43.51%.


Definition

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.'s COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1693.21 / 2942.897
=0.58

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.'s COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

COGS to Revenue=Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=401.923 / 711.502
=0.56

* 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.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc.'s Gross Margin for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as:

Gross Margin=1 - COGS to Revenue
=1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue
=1 - 401.923 / 711.502
=43.51 %

* 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.

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
cogs2rev 0.580.570.580.580.580.570.560.560.570.58

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
cogs2rev 0.580.570.590.560.570.570.580.570.570.56
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