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Brown-Forman Corp  (NYSE:BF.B) Gross Profit: USD 2,061 Mil (TTM As of Jul. 2017)

Brown-Forman Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was USD 493 Mil. Brown-Forman Corp's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was USD 2,061 Mil.

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Brown-Forman Corp's gross profit for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was USD 493 Mil. Brown-Forman Corp's Revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2017 was USD 723 Mil. Therefore, Brown-Forman Corp's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 was 68.19%.

Brown-Forman Corp had a gross margin of 68.19% for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Brown-Forman Corp was 69.66%. The lowest was 63.56%. And the median was 67.09%.


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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Brown-Forman Corp Annual Data

Apr08 Apr09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 Apr14 Apr15 Apr16 Apr17
Gross Profit Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,955.00 2,078.00 2,183.00 2,144.00 2,021.00

Brown-Forman Corp Quarterly Data

Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17
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 453.00 552.00 536.00 480.00 493.00

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.

Brown-Forman Corp's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Apr. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Apr. 2017 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=2994 - 973
=2,021

Brown-Forman Corp's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jul. 2017 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=723 - 230
=493

Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2017 was 552 (Oct. 2016 ) + 536 (Jan. 2017 ) + 480 (Apr. 2017 ) + 493 (Jul. 2017 ) = USD 2,061 Mil.

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

Brown-Forman Corp's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (Q: Jul. 2017 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jul. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Jul. 2017 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=493 / 723
=68.19 %

* 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

Brown-Forman Corp had a gross margin of 68.19% for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2017 => Durable competitive advantage


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