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Merus Labs International Inc (NAS:MSLI)
Gross Margin
80.97% (As of Jun. 2014)

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Merus Labs International Inc's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $5.42 Mil. Merus Labs International Inc's revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $6.69 Mil. Therefore, Merus Labs International Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 was 80.97%.

Warning Sign:

Merus Labs International Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -2.3%.

MSLI' s 10-Year Gross Margin Range
Min: 30.22   Max: 100.04
Current: 84.11

30.22
100.04

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of Merus Labs International Inc was 100.04%. The lowest was 30.22%. And the median was 100.00%.

MSLI's Gross Marginis ranked lower than
100% of the Companies
in the Global Biotechnology industry.

( Industry Median: vs. MSLI: 84.11 )

Merus Labs International Inc had a gross margin of 80.97% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage

The 3-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Merus Labs International Inc was -2.30% per year.


Definition

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

Merus Labs International Inc's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2013 is calculated as

Gross Margin (A: Sep. 2013 )=Gross Profit (A: Sep. 2013 ) / Revenue (A: Sep. 2013 )
=25 / 27.3996138996
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(27.3996138996 - 2.36583011583) / 27.3996138996
=91.37 %

Merus Labs International Inc's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Jun. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2014 )
=5.4 / 6.69056709191
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(6.69056709191 - 1.27293044045) / 6.69056709191
=80.97 %

* 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

Merus Labs International Inc had a gross margin of 80.97% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2014 => Durable competitive advantage


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.

Merus Labs International Inc Annual Data

Sep04Sep05Sep06Sep07Sep08Sep09Sep10Sep11Sep12Sep13
Gross Margin 100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.00100.0088.5991.37

Merus Labs International Inc Quarterly Data

Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14
Gross Margin 86.4585.7191.4694.7794.7388.6388.5284.2981.9080.97
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