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Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.  (NYSE:TTP) Gross Profit: \$0.00 Mil (TTM As of . 20)

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'s gross profit for the six months ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil. Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'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. Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'s gross profit for the six months ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil. Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'s Revenue for the six months ended in . 20 was \$0.00 Mil. Therefore, Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'s Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in . 20 was %.

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc. 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.

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc. Annual Data

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Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc. 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.

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'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

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'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:

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc.'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

Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Inc. had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in . 20 => No sustainable competitive advantage

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