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United Natural Foods Gross Margin %

: 19.14% (As of Jul. 2020)
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Gross Margin % is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. United Natural Foods's Gross Profit for the three months ended in Jul. 2020 was $1,472 Mil. United Natural Foods's Revenue for the three months ended in Jul. 2020 was $7,689 Mil. Therefore, United Natural Foods's Gross Margin % for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2020 was 19.14%.

Warning Sign:

United Natural Foods Inc gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -1.3%.


NYSE:UNFI' s Gross Margin % Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.38   Med: 15.41   Max: 18.21
Current: 14.61

14.38
18.21

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin % of United Natural Foods was 18.21%. The lowest was 14.38%. And the median was 15.41%.

NYSE:UNFI's Gross Margin % is ranked lower than
76% of the 284 Companies
in the Retail - Defensive industry.

( Industry Median: 24.04 vs. NYSE:UNFI: 14.61 )

United Natural Foods had a gross margin of 19.14% for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2020 => No sustainable competitive advantage

The 5-Year average Growth Rate of Gross Margin for United Natural Foods was -1.30% per year.


United Natural Foods 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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United Natural Foods Annual Data
Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 Jul14 Jul15 Jul16 Jul17 Jul18 Jul19 Jul20
Gross Margin % Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 15.10 15.41 14.86 14.38 14.61

United Natural Foods Quarterly Data
Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 Jan17 Apr17 Jul17 Oct17 Jan18 Apr18 Jul18 Oct18 Jan19 Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20
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 17.00 12.81 12.63 12.85 19.14

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.


United Natural Foods Gross Margin % Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where United Natural Foods's Gross Margin % falls into.



United Natural Foods Gross Margin % Calculation

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

United Natural Foods's Gross Margin for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2020 is calculated as

Gross Margin % (A: Jul. 2020 )=Gross Profit (A: Jul. 2020 ) / Revenue (A: Jul. 2020 )
=3874.8 / 26514.267
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(26514.267 - 22639.475) / 26514.267
=14.61 %

United Natural Foods's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2020 is calculated as


Gross Margin % (Q: Jul. 2020 )=Gross Profit (Q: Jul. 2020 ) / Revenue (Q: Jul. 2020 )
=1471.8 / 7689.397
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=(7689.397 - 6217.637) / 7689.397
=19.14 %

* 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.


United Natural Foods  (NYSE:UNFI) 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

United Natural Foods had a gross margin of 19.14% for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2020 => 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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