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Seagate Technology PLC  (NAS:STX) Gross Profit: $3,174 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2017)

Seagate Technology PLC's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $666 Mil. Seagate Technology PLC's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was $3,174 Mil.

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Seagate Technology PLC's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $666 Mil. Seagate Technology PLC's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2017 was $2,406 Mil. Therefore, Seagate Technology PLC's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 was 27.68%.

Seagate Technology PLC had a gross margin of 27.68% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 => Competition eroding margins

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Seagate Technology PLC was 31.35%. The lowest was 14.38%. And the median was 27.59%.

Warning Sign:

Seagate Technology PLC gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -2.3%.


Historical Data

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

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Seagate Technology PLC Annual Data

Jun08 Jun09 Jun10 Jun11 Jun12 Jun13 Jun14 Jun15 Jun16 Jun17
Gross Profit Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 3,940.00 3,846.00 3,809.00 2,615.00 3,174.00

Seagate Technology PLC Quarterly Data

Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17
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 662.00 801.00 891.00 816.00 666.00

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.

Seagate Technology PLC's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Jun. 2017 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=10771 - 7597
=3,174

Seagate Technology PLC's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2017 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2406 - 1740
=666

Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2017 was 801 (Sep. 2016 ) + 891 (Dec. 2016 ) + 816 (Mar. 20 ) + 666 (Jun. 2017 ) = $3,174 Mil.

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

Seagate Technology PLC's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (Q: Jun. 2017 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2017 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=666 / 2406
=27.68 %

* 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

Seagate Technology PLC had a gross margin of 27.68% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2017 => Competition eroding margins


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