Switch to:
Educational Development Corp  (NAS:EDUC) Gross Profit: $86.6 Mil (TTM As of Nov. 2017)

Educational Development Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $28.4 Mil. Educational Development Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2017 was $86.6 Mil.

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Educational Development Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $28.4 Mil. Educational Development Corp's Revenue for the three months ended in Nov. 2017 was $38.9 Mil. Therefore, Educational Development Corp's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2017 was 73.03%.

Educational Development Corp had a gross margin of 73.03% for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2017 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Educational Development Corp was 73.83%. The lowest was 58.82%. And the median was 62.75%.


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

* Premium members only.

Educational Development Corp Annual Data

Feb08 Feb09 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Feb13 Feb14 Feb15 Feb16 Feb17
Gross Profit Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 14.99 15.57 19.78 43.12 78.02

Educational Development Corp Quarterly Data

Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17
Gross Profit Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 22.37 21.14 19.51 17.52 28.41

Competitive Comparison
* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap.


Calculation

Gross Profit is the different between the sale prices and the cost of buying or producing the goods.

Educational Development Corp's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Feb. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Feb. 2017 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=106.628 - 28.614
=78.0

Educational Development Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Nov. 2017 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=38.908 - 10.495
=28.4

Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Nov. 2017 was 21.14 (Feb. 2017 ) + 19.506 (May. 2017 ) + 17.522 (Aug. 2017 ) + 28.413 (Nov. 2017 ) = $86.6 Mil.

Gross Profit is the numerator in the calculation of Gross Margin:

Educational Development Corp's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (Q: Nov. 2017 )=Gross Profit (Q: Nov. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Nov. 2017 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=28.4 / 38.908
=73.03 %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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

Educational Development Corp had a gross margin of 73.03% for the quarter that ended in Nov. 2017 => Durable competitive advantage


Related Terms


Headlines

No Headline

Get WordPress Plugins for easy affiliate links on Stock Tickers and Guru Names | Earn affiliate commissions by embedding GuruFocus Charts
GuruFocus Affiliate Program: Earn up to $400 per referral. ( Learn More)

GF Chat

{{numOfNotice}}
FEEDBACK