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Waste Connections Gross Profit

: $2,127 Mil (TTM As of Jun. 2019)
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Waste Connections's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2019 was $554 Mil. Waste Connections's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2019 was $2,127 Mil.

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Waste Connections's gross profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2019 was $554 Mil. Waste Connections's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2019 was $1,370 Mil. Therefore, Waste Connections's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 was 40.44%.

Waste Connections had a gross margin of 40.44% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 => Durable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Waste Connections was 45.25%. The lowest was 41.24%. And the median was 42.74%.

Warning Sign:

Waste Connections Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -1.9%.


Waste Connections 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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Waste Connections Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Gross Profit Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 940.78 939.88 1,418.15 1,925.71 2,057.24

Waste Connections Quarterly Data
Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19
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 514.95 544.99 516.98 510.95 553.82

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.


Waste Connections Gross Profit Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Waste Connections's Gross Profit falls into.



Waste Connections Gross Profit Calculation

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

Waste Connections's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2018 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=4922.941 - 2865.704
=2,057

Waste Connections's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2019 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=1369.639 - 815.819
=554

Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2019 was 544.988 (Sep. 2018 ) + 516.975 (Dec. 2018 ) + 510.947 (Mar. 2019 ) + 553.82 (Jun. 2019 ) = $2,127 Mil.

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

Waste Connections's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (Q: Jun. 2019 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2019 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2019 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=554 / 1369.639
=40.44 %

* 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.


Waste Connections  (NYSE:WCN) 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

Waste Connections had a gross margin of 40.44% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 => Durable competitive advantage


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