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Adobe Systems Inc's Cost of Goods Sold for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was \$263 Mil. Its Revenue for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was \$1,841 Mil.

Adobe Systems Inc's COGS to Revenue for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was 0.14.

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin. Adobe Systems Inc's Gross Margin % for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 was 85.72%.

Historical Data

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

 Nov07 Nov08 Nov09 Nov10 Nov11 Nov12 Nov13 Nov14 Nov15 Nov16 COGS-to-Revenue 0.11 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.14

 Nov12 Feb13 May13 Aug13 Nov13 Feb14 May14 Aug14 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 COGS-to-Revenue 0.14 0.13 0.14 0.14 0.14

Calculation

Adobe Systems Inc's COGS to Revenue for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2016 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 819.908 / 5854.43 = 0.14

Adobe Systems Inc's COGS to Revenue for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as

 COGS to Revenue = Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 262.922 / 1841.074 = 0.14

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

Explanation

Cost of Goods Sold is directly linked to profitability of the company through Gross Margin.

Adobe Systems Inc's Gross Margin % for the three months ended in Aug. 2017 is calculated as:

 Gross Margin % = 1 - COGS to Revenue = 1 - Cost of Goods Sold / Revenue = 1 - 262.922 / 1841.074 = 85.72 %

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

A company that has a moat can usually maintain or even expand their Gross Margin. A company can increase its Gross Margin in two ways. It can increase the prices of the goods it sells and keeps its Cost of Goods Sold unchanged. Or it can keep the sales price unchanged and squeeze its suppliers to reduce the Cost of Goods Sold. Warren Buffett believes businesses with the power to raise prices have moats.

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