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Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp  (NAS:MPAC) Gross Margin %: 0.00% (As of Sep. 2017)

Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2017 was $0.00 Mil. Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp's Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2017 was $0.00 Mil. Therefore, Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2017 was 0.00%.




Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2017 => No sustainable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp was 0.00% per year.


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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Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp Annual Data

Dec16
Gross Margin % 0.00

Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp Quarterly Data

Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17
Gross Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

Competitive Comparison
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Calculation

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

Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2016 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Dec. 2016 )=Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2016 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2016 )
=0 / 0
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(0 - 0) / 0
= %

Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2017 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Sep. 2017 )=Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2017 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2017 )
=0 / 0
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(0 - 0) / 0
= %

* 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

Matlin & Partners Acquisition Corp had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2017 => No sustainable 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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