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Zillow Group Gross Margin %

: 67.07% (As of Sep. 2020)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Zillow Group's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Sep. 2020 was $440 Mil. Zillow Group's Revenue for the three months ended in Sep. 2020 was $657 Mil. Therefore, Zillow Group's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2020 was 67.07%.

Warning Sign:

Zillow Group Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -9%.


NAS:ZG' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 41.38   Med: 89.48   Max: 92.09
Current: 41.38

41.38
92.09

During the past 11 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Zillow Group was 92.09%. The lowest was 41.38%. And the median was 89.48%.

NAS:ZG's Gross Margin % is ranked lower than
69% of the 470 Companies
in the Interactive Media industry.

( Industry Median: 56.87 vs. NAS:ZG: 41.38 )

Zillow Group had a gross margin of 67.07% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2020 => Durable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Zillow Group was -9.00% per year.


Zillow Group Gross Margin % 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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Zillow Group Annual Data
Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19
Gross Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 90.67 91.82 92.09 88.48 47.79

Zillow Group Quarterly Data
Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20
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 46.35 35.42 32.35 39.99 67.07

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.


Zillow Group Gross Margin % Distribution

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



Zillow Group Gross Margin % Calculation

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

Zillow Group's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2019 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Dec. 2019 )=Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2019 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2019 )
=1310.8 / 2742.837
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(2742.837 - 1432.021) / 2742.837
=47.79 %

Zillow Group's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2020 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Sep. 2020 )=Gross Profit (Q: Sep. 2020 ) / Revenue (Q: Sep. 2020 )
=440.5 / 656.692
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(656.692 - 216.224) / 656.692
=67.07 %

* 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.


Zillow Group  (NAS:ZG) 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

Zillow Group had a gross margin of 67.07% for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2020 => 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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