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Apple Gross Margin %

: 43.75% (As of Mar. 2022)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Apple's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was USD42,559 Mil. Apple's Revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2022 was USD97,278 Mil. Therefore, Apple's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 was 43.75%.


The historical rank and industry rank for Apple's Gross Margin % or its related term are showing as below:

AAPL' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 37.62   Med: 38.53   Max: 43.87
Current: 43.32


During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Apple was 43.87%. The lowest was 37.62%. And the median was 38.53%.

AAPL's Gross Margin % is ranked better than
81.08% of 2347 companies
in the Hardware industry
Industry Median: 24.28 vs AAPL: 43.32

Apple had a gross margin of 43.75% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 => Durable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Apple was 0.90% per year.


Apple Gross Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Apple's Gross Margin % can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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Apple Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
Gross Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 38.47 38.34 37.82 38.23 41.78

Apple Quarterly Data
Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22
Gross Margin % 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 42.51 43.29 42.20 43.76 43.75

Competitive Comparison

For the Consumer Electronics subindustry, Apple's Gross Margin %, along with its competitors' market caps and Gross Margin % data, can be viewed below:

* 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. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.

   

Apple Gross Margin % Distribution

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Apple's Gross Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Apple's Gross Margin % falls into.



Apple Gross Margin % Calculation

Gross Margin is the percentage of Gross Profit out of sales or Revenue.

Apple's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Sep. 2021 )=Gross Profit (A: Sep. 2021 ) / Revenue (A: Sep. 2021 )
=152836 / 365817
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(365817 - 212981) / 365817
=41.78 %

Apple's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Mar. 2022 )=Gross Profit (Q: Mar. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: Mar. 2022 )
=42559 / 97278
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(97278 - 54719) / 97278
=43.75 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange 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.


Apple  (NAS:AAPL) Gross Margin % 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

Apple had a gross margin of 43.75% for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2022 => Durable competitive advantage


Be Aware

If a company loses its competitive advantages, usually its gross margin declines well before its sales declines. Watching Gross Margin % and Operating Margin % closely helps avoid value trap situations.


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Apple Business Description

Apple logo
Industry
Technology » Hardware NAICS : 334220 SIC : 3571
Address
One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA, USA, 95014
Apple designs a wide variety of consumer electronic devices, including smartphones (iPhone), tablets (iPad), PCs (Mac), smartwatches (Apple Watch), AirPods, and TV boxes (Apple TV), among others. The iPhone makes up the majority of Apple's total revenue. In addition, Apple offers its customers a variety of services such as Apple Music, iCloud, Apple Care, Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, Apple Card, and Apple Pay, among others. Apple's products run internally developed software and semiconductors, and the firm is well known for its integration of hardware, software and services. Apple's products are distributed online as well as through company-owned stores and third-party retailers. The company generates roughly 40% of its revenue from the Americas, with the remainder earned internationally.
Executives
Kondo Chris officer: Principal Accounting Officer 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Maestri Luca officer: Senior Vice President, CFO 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Adams Katherine L. officer: SVP, GC and Secretary APPLE INC. 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Williams Jeffrey E officer: COO ONE INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Cook Timothy D director, officer: Chief Executive Officer C/O APPLE INC ONE INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Jung Andrea director C/O APPLE INC ONE APPLE PARK WAY CUPERTINO CA 95014
Wagner Susan director C/O BLACKROCK, INC. 40 EAST 52ND STREET NEW YORK NY 10022
Bell James A director C/O THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 2211 H.H. DOW WAY MIDLAND MI 48674
Levinson Arthur D director C/O GENENTECH INC 1 DNA WAY MS 49 SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO CA 94080-4990
Sugar Ronald D director 10877 WILSHIRE BLVD. SUITE 1650 LOS ANGELES CA 900274
Gore Albert Jr director C/O APPLE INC 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Iger Robert A director C/O WALT DISNEY CO 500 S BUENA VISTA STREET BURBANK CA 91521-1062
Ahrendts Angela J officer: Senior Vice President 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Srouji Johny officer: Senior Vice President 1 INFINITE LOOP CUPERTINO CA 95014
Federighi Craig officer: Senior Vice President 807 11TH AVENUE SUNNYVALE CA 94089

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