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Canadian Pacific Railway Gross Margin %

: 53.63% (As of Jun. 2022)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Canadian Pacific Railway's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $922 Mil. Canadian Pacific Railway's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $1,720 Mil. Therefore, Canadian Pacific Railway's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 53.63%.


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

CP' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 40.58   Med: 53.95   Max: 56.56
Current: 52.62


During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Canadian Pacific Railway was 56.56%. The lowest was 40.58%. And the median was 53.95%.

CP's Gross Margin % is ranked better than
89.7% of 893 companies
in the Transportation industry
Industry Median: 18.90 vs CP: 52.62

Canadian Pacific Railway had a gross margin of 53.63% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 => Durable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Canadian Pacific Railway was 1.00% per year.


Canadian Pacific Railway Gross Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Canadian Pacific Railway'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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Canadian Pacific Railway Annual Data
Trend Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21
Gross Margin %
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 54.55 53.35 55.40 56.56 55.33

Canadian Pacific Railway Quarterly Data
Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22
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 57.21 55.46 54.80 45.97 53.63

Competitive Comparison

For the Railroads subindustry, Canadian Pacific Railway'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.

   

Canadian Pacific Railway Gross Margin % Distribution

For the Transportation industry and Industrials sector, Canadian Pacific Railway's Gross Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Canadian Pacific Railway's Gross Margin % falls into.



Canadian Pacific Railway Gross Margin % Calculation

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

Canadian Pacific Railway's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Dec. 2021 )=Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2021 ) / Revenue (A: Dec. 2021 )
=3456.3 / 6246.09375
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(6246.09375 - 2789.84375) / 6246.09375
=55.33 %

Canadian Pacific Railway's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Jun. 2022 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jun. 2022 ) / Revenue (Q: Jun. 2022 )
=922.4 / 1719.7750702905
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(1719.7750702905 - 797.40706029366) / 1719.7750702905
=53.63 %

* 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.


Canadian Pacific Railway  (NYSE:CP) 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

Canadian Pacific Railway had a gross margin of 53.63% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 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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Canadian Pacific Railway Business Description

Canadian Pacific Railway logo
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
7550 Ogden Dale Road S.E., Calgary, AB, CAN, T2C 4X9
Canadian Pacific is a CAD 8 billion Class-1 railroads operating on more than 12,500 miles of track across most of Canada and into parts of the Midwestern and Northeastern United States. It is the second-smallest Class I railroad by revenue and route miles. In 2021, CP hauled shipments of grain (22% of freight revenue), intermodal containers (22%), energy products (like crude and frac sand), chemicals, and plastics (20%) coal (8%), fertilizer and potash (10%), automotive products (5%), and a diverse mix of other merchandise.
Executives
Brooks John Kenneth officer: SVP & Chief Marketing Officer 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Clements James Dominic Luther officer: VP Planning & Transportation 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Foran Mike officer: VP Network Transportation 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Trafton Gordon T. Ii director 2632 SUTTON CIRCLE NAPERVILLE IL 60564
Peverett Jane L director 1489 MARINE DRIVE, SUITE 802 WEST VANCOUVER A1 V7T 1B8
Derry John E officer: Vice-President Human Resources 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Johnson Robert Allen officer: Executive VP Operations 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Denham Gillian H director C/O CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Fatt William R. director 129 ROCHESTER AVENUE TORONTO A6 M4N 1N9
Velani Nadeem officer: Interim VP and CFO 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S. E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Paull Matthew H director MCDONALDS CORP 2915 JORIE BLVD OAK BROOK IL 60523
Reardon Andrew Fitzpatrick director C/O CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY LIMITED 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Melman Anthony Ronald director 150 BLOOR STREET WEST TORONTO A6 M5S 2X9
Pitz Laird Joseph officer: VP & Chief Risk Officer 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9
Edwards Peter John officer: VP HR & Labour Relations 7550 OGDEN DALE ROAD S.E. CALGARY A0 T2C 4X9

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