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Yamana Gold Inc (NYSE:AUY)
Gross Margin
20.92% (As of Mar. 2016)

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Yamana Gold Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $90 Mil. Yamana Gold Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $430 Mil. Therefore, Yamana Gold Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was 20.92%.

Warning Sign:

Yamana Gold Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -26.7%.

AUY' s Gross Margin Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.69   Max: 61.5
Current: 13.6

10.69
61.5

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Yamana Gold Inc was 61.50%. The lowest was 10.69%. And the median was 41.46%.

AUY's Gross Margin is ranked lower than
64% of the 766 Companies
in the Global Gold industry.

( Industry Median: 21.96 vs. AUY: 13.60 )

Yamana Gold Inc had a gross margin of 20.92% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 => Competition eroding margins

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Yamana Gold Inc was -26.70% per year.


Definition

Gross Margin is the percentage of Gross Profit out of sales or Revenue.

Yamana Gold Inc's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Gross Margin (A: Dec. 2015 )=Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2015 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2015 )
=195 / 1824.9
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(1824.9 - 1629.9) / 1824.9
=10.69 %

Yamana Gold Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Mar. 2016 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2016 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2016 )
=90 / 430.3
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(430.3 - 340.3) / 430.3
=20.92 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

A positive Gross Profit is only the first step for a company to make a net profit. The gross profit needs to be big enough to also cover related labor, equipment, rental, marketing/advertising, research and development and a lot of other costs in selling the products.


Explanation

Warren Buffett believes that firms with excellent long term economics tend to have consistently higher margins.

Durable competitive advantage creates a high Gross Margin because of the freedom to price in excess of cost. Companies can be categorized by their Gross Margin

1. Greater than 40% = Durable competitive advantage
2. Less than 40% = Competition eroding margins
3. Less than 20% = no sustainable competitive advantage
Consistency of Gross Margin is key

Yamana Gold Inc had a gross margin of 20.92% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 => Competition eroding margins


Be Aware

If a company loses its competitive advantages, usually its gross margin declines well before its sales declines. Watching Gross Margin and Operating Margin closely helps avoid value trap situations.


Related Terms

Operating Margin, Cost of Goods Sold, Gross Profit, Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Yamana Gold Inc Annual Data

Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15
Gross Margin 40.9061.5051.0637.7842.0150.6147.9829.3515.5710.69

Yamana Gold Inc Quarterly Data

Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16
Gross Margin 16.679.3518.2117.0316.158.3212.8411.0710.0920.92
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