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SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average  (ARCA:DIA) Gross Profit: \$0.00 Mil (TTM As of . 20)

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's gross profit for the six months ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil.

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's gross profit for the six months ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's Revenue for the six months ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil. Therefore, SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in . 20 was %.

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in . 20 => No sustainable competitive advantage

Historical Data

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

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Annual Data

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SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Semi-Annual Data

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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.

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in . 20 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (A: . 20 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = - = 0.00

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in . 20 is calculated as

 Gross Profit (Q: . 20 ) = Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold = - = 0.00

For stock reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil.

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

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in . 20 is calculated as

 Gross Margin % (Q: . 20 ) = Gross Profit (Q: . 20 ) / Revenue (Q: . 20 ) = (Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue = 0.00 / = %

* 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

SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in . 20 => No sustainable competitive advantage

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