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SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average  (ARCA:DIA) Selling, General, & Admin. Expense: $ Mil (TTM As of . 20)

Selling, general, & admin. expense (SGA) includes the direct and indirect costs and all general and administrative expenses of a company. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average's selling, general, & admin. expense for the six months ended in . 20 was $0.00 Mil. SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average does not have enough years/quarters to calculate its selling, general, & admin. expense for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in . 20.


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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SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average Annual Data

Selling, General, & Admin. Expense

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

Selling, General, & Admin. Expense (SGA) includes the direct and indirect costs and all general and administrative expenses of a company. For instance, personnel cost, advertising, rent, communication costs are all part of SGA.


Explanation

An efficient operation keeps SGA costs low and thus has higher profit margin. The percentage of SGA relative to total revenue is an indication of how efficiently the company operates. Compare this percentage among the companies in the same industry is a good way of finding more efficient operations. A comparison of the SGA cost relative to the revenue with the historical value can also be an indication of how efficient the company has become.

Warren Buffett likes companies with consistent SGA as the percentage of gross profit.

Companies with no durable competitive advantage show wild variation in SG&A as % of Gross Profit.

If SGA is less than 30% of Gross Profit, it is fantastic. If SGA is nearing 100%, it is is in highly competitive industry.


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