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Moody's Gross Margin %

: 71.54% (As of Jun. 2022)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. Moody's's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $988 Mil. Moody's's Revenue for the three months ended in Jun. 2022 was $1,381 Mil. Therefore, Moody's's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 was 71.54%.


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

MCO' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 70.88   Med: 71.97   Max: 73.67
Current: 71.7


During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of Moody's was 73.67%. The lowest was 70.88%. And the median was 71.97%.

MCO's Gross Margin % is ranked better than
73.54% of 567 companies
in the Capital Markets industry
Industry Median: 49.85 vs MCO: 71.70

Moody's had a gross margin of 71.54% for the quarter that ended in Jun. 2022 => Durable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for Moody's was 0.50% per year.


Moody's Gross Margin % Historical Data

The historical data trend for Moody's'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.

* Premium members only.

Moody's 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 71.08 71.96 71.28 72.54 73.67

Moody's 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 76.50 74.18 68.49 72.60 71.54

Competitive Comparison

For the Financial Data & Stock Exchanges subindustry, Moody's'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.

   

Moody's Gross Margin % Distribution

For the Capital Markets industry and Financial Services sector, Moody's's Gross Margin % distribution charts can be found below:

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



Moody's Gross Margin % Calculation

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

Moody's'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 )
=4581 / 6218
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(6218 - 1637) / 6218
=73.67 %

Moody's'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 )
=988 / 1381
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(1381 - 393) / 1381
=71.54 %

* 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.


Moody's  (NYSE:MCO) 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

Moody's had a gross margin of 71.54% 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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Moody's Business Description

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Address
7 World Trade Center at 250 Greenwich Street, New York, NY, USA, 10007
Moody's (along with S&P Ratings) is a leading provider of credit ratings on fixed income securities. Moody's ratings segment, known as Moody's Investors Service or MIS, includes corporates, structured finance, financial institutions, and public finance ratings. MIS represents a majority of the firm's revenue and profits. Moody's other segment is Moody's Analytics and consists of Research, Data, and Analytics or RD&A and Enterprise Risk Solutions or ERS. RD&A's products include credit research, quantitative credit scores, economic research, business intelligence, know your customer (KYC) tools, commercial real estate data and analytical tools, and training services. ERS includes risk management software solutions to financial institutions.
Executives
Serafin Zig director 333 WEST RIVER PARK DRIVE PROVO UT 84604
Howell Lloyd Jr director 8283 GREENSBORO DRIVE MCLEAN VA 22102
Tulenko Stephen T officer: President, Moody's Analytics 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
West Michael L officer: President, Moody's Investors 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Esperdy Therese director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Sullivan Caroline officer: SVP-Corporate Controller 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Kaye Mark officer: SVP & Chief Financial Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Hare Jeffrey R officer: Acting Principal Fin Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Hogan David A officer: Acting Principal Acctg Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
Zalm Gerrit director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER, 250 GREENWICH ST NEW YORK NY 10007
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Hughes Melanie officer: SVP & Chief HR Officer 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Crimmins Michael S officer: SVP-Corporate Controller 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007
Van Saun Bruce director CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. 600 WASHINGTON BLVD STAMFORD CT 06901
Seidman Leslie director 7 WORLD TRADE CENTER 250 GREENWICH STREET NEW YORK NY 10007

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