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Delta Air Lines Gross Margin %

: 10.13% (As of Dec. 2021)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Delta Air Lines's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Dec. 2021 was $959 Mil. Delta Air Lines's Revenue for the three months ended in Dec. 2021 was $9,470 Mil. Therefore, Delta Air Lines's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 was 10.13%.


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

NYSE:DAL' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -37.74   Med: 19.21   Max: 28.27
Current: -0.95

-37.74
28.27

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Delta Air Lines was 28.27%. The lowest was -37.74%. And the median was 19.21%.

NYSE:DAL's Gross Margin % is ranked lower than
87% of the 902 Companies
in the Transportation industry.

( Industry Median: 17.05 vs. NYSE:DAL: -0.95 )

Delta Air Lines had a gross margin of 10.13% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 => No sustainable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Delta Air Lines was 0.00% per year.


Delta Air Lines Gross Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Delta Air Lines'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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Delta Air Lines 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 22.85 20.09 22.09 -37.74 -0.96

Delta Air Lines Quarterly Data
Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21
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 -39.94 -52.92 -1.80 11.81 10.13

Competitive Comparison

For the Airlines subindustry, Delta Air Lines'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.

   

Delta Air Lines Gross Margin % Distribution

For the Transportation industry and Industrials sector, Delta Air Lines's Gross Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Delta Air Lines's Gross Margin % falls into.



Delta Air Lines Gross Margin % Calculation

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

Delta Air Lines'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 )
=-287 / 29899
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(29899 - 30186) / 29899
=-0.96 %

Delta Air Lines's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Dec. 2021 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2021 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2021 )
=959 / 9470
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(9470 - 8511) / 9470
=10.13 %

* 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.


Delta Air Lines  (NYSE:DAL) 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

Delta Air Lines had a gross margin of 10.13% for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2021 => 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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Delta Air Lines Business Description

Delta Air Lines logo
Industry
Industrials » Transportation NAICS : 481111 SIC : 4512
Address
Post Office Box 20706, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30320-6001
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines is one of the world's largest airlines, with a network of over 300 destinations in more than 50 countries. Delta operates a hub-and-spoke system network, where it gathers and distributes passengers across the globe through key locations in Atlanta, New York, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Seattle, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. Delta's sale of frequent flier miles, particularly to American Express, is a major driver of the firm's profits.
Executives
Jacobson Paul A officer: EVP & CFO C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC., DEPT. 981 P.O. BOX 20574 ATLANTA GA 30320
Carter Ashton B director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Mattson George N director C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Jackson Jeanne P director 537 NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE #306 NEWPORT BEACH CA 92660
Waller Kathy N director THE COCA-COLA COMPANY ONE COCA-COLA PLAZA ATLANTA GA 30313
Taylor David S director THE PROCTER & GAMBLE COMPANY ONE PROCTER & GAMBLE PLAZA CINCINNATI OH 45202
Rial Sergio director CARGILL, INCORPORATED 15615 MCGINTY ROAD WEST WAYZATA MN 55391
Huerta Michael P director 1800 M STREET NW SUITE 800 WASHINGTON DC 20036
Dewalt David G director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: DEWALT DAVID G a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Blake Francis S director 2455 PACES FERRY RD ATLANTA GA 30339
Easter William H Iii director 370 17TH ST STE 2500 DENVER CO 80202
Samant Rahul D officer: EVP & Chief Info Officer C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320
Buffett Warren E 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM ST STE 1440 OMAHA NE 68131
Berkshire Hathaway Inc 10 percent owner 3555 FARNAM STREET OMAHA NE 68131
Carroll William C officer: SVP, Finance & Controller C/O DELTA AIR LINES, INC. P.O. BOX 20574, DEPT. 981 ATLANTA GA 30320

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