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Advance Auto Parts Gross Margin %

: 43.28% (As of Jun. 2019)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Advance Auto Parts's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2019 was $1,009 Mil. Advance Auto Parts's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2019 was $2,332 Mil. Therefore, Advance Auto Parts's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 was 43.28%.

Warning Sign:

Advance Auto Parts Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -2.2%.


NYSE:AAP' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 43.58   Max: 50.08
Current: 43.97

43.58
50.08

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Advance Auto Parts was 50.08%. The lowest was 43.58%. And the median was 47.14%.

NYSE:AAP's Gross Margin % is ranked higher than
67% of the 964 Companies
in the Retail - Apparel & Specialty industry.

( Industry Median: 34.39 vs. NYSE:AAP: 43.97 )

Advance Auto Parts had a gross margin of 43.28% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 => Durable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Advance Auto Parts was -2.20% per year.


Advance Auto Parts 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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Advance Auto Parts Annual Data
Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18
Gross Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 45.24 45.42 44.48 43.58 44.04

Advance Auto Parts Quarterly Data
Sep14 Dec14 Apr15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Apr16 Jun16 Sep16 Dec16 Apr17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Apr18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Apr19 Jun19
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 43.48 44.26 44.11 44.19 43.28

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.


Advance Auto Parts Gross Margin % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where Advance Auto Parts's Gross Margin % falls into.



Advance Auto Parts Gross Margin % Calculation

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

Advance Auto Parts's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Dec. 2018 )=Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2018 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2018 )
=4219.4 / 9580.554
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(9580.554 - 5361.141) / 9580.554
=44.04 %

Advance Auto Parts's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Jun. 2019 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2019 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2019 )
=-1322.8 / 2332.246
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(2332.246 - 1322.808) / 2332.246
=43.28 %

* 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.


Advance Auto Parts  (NYSE:AAP) 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

Advance Auto Parts had a gross margin of 43.28% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2019 => 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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