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MSC Industrial Direct Co Gross Profit

: $1,438 Mil (TTM As of May. 2019)
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MSC Industrial Direct Co's gross profit for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $369 Mil. MSC Industrial Direct Co's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2019 was $1,438 Mil.

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. MSC Industrial Direct Co's gross profit for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $369 Mil. MSC Industrial Direct Co's Revenue for the three months ended in May. 2019 was $867 Mil. Therefore, MSC Industrial Direct Co's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 was 42.54%.

MSC Industrial Direct Co had a gross margin of 42.54% for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of MSC Industrial Direct Co was 46.54%. The lowest was 42.81%. And the median was 45.42%.


MSC Industrial Direct Co Gross Profit 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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MSC Industrial Direct Co Annual Data
Aug09 Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18
Gross Profit Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1,286.26 1,316.58 1,288.86 1,286.25 1,392.96

MSC Industrial Direct Co Quarterly Data
Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19
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 361.00 359.67 357.99 351.81 368.66

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.


MSC Industrial Direct Co Gross Profit Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where MSC Industrial Direct Co's Gross Profit falls into.



MSC Industrial Direct Co Gross Profit Calculation

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

MSC Industrial Direct Co's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2018 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Aug. 2018 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=3203.878 - 1810.917
=1,393

MSC Industrial Direct Co's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: May. 2019 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=866.546 - 497.891
=369

Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in May. 2019 was 359.668 (Aug. 2018 ) + 357.985 (Nov. 2018 ) + 351.814 (Feb. 2019 ) + 368.655 (May. 2019 ) = $1,438 Mil.

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

MSC Industrial Direct Co's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (Q: May. 2019 )=Gross Profit (Q: May. 2019 ) / Revenue (Q: May. 2019 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=369 / 866.546
=42.54 %

* 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.


MSC Industrial Direct Co  (NYSE:MSM) Gross Profit 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

MSC Industrial Direct Co had a gross margin of 42.54% for the quarter that ended in May. 2019 => Durable competitive advantage


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