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Good job; this i brilliant. Good first post in my mailbox after subscribing.

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Thank you very much, Tobias!

Always open for topic suggestions to write about in future articles. You can always contact me via compoundingquality@gmail.com

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Mar 17, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Thanks for sharing. Its very helpful.

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Thank YOU for reading !t.

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Informative piece! Thanks for writing

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Thank you very much, Shailja!

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Mar 17, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Compounding Quality,

as always I read your email after going through all the other subscriptions, notifications, SA articles, etc. I always save the best for last! : )

On the topic of Gross Profit and GP margin, I would like to kindly ask you for some clarification.

Is it not that if your GP margin is, let's say, 40%, it means that it would take 60 cents to produce your product and then sell it for a dollar?

So then, If you sold something for a dollar, and it took you 60 cents to produce it, what you're left with is 40 cents of gross profit. Hence, your business has a 40% gross profit margin.

Perhaps, I misread that part of the email, but I think there's a small typo.

Thank you kindly for the awesome content you send our way on a regular basis!

Best Regards,

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You are indeed correct, P K. We adjusted it in the article but the email was already sent to everyone. I corrected the article a few minutes after publication.

Thank you for noticing!

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Mar 17, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

You are most welcome, Sir!

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Correct P K :)

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Mar 17, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Wow! I will never look at them papers the same. Thank you very much for the post

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Mar 18, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

I think that articles like this and previous ones are a very quality investment course. The explanations are very clear and easy to understand. I have paid for courses that were not that useful, this information is worth money. Thank you so much!!!.

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Thank you very much! We'll probably compile these articles in a free course in the future!

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Mar 19, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Thanks for this article. Super clear explanations as usual. Any suggestion about the level of margin % to consider as strong company advantage? for gross profit % and net profit % something around 40% and 20% or?

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Hi Tiri,

Thank you for your message. Ideally, I want to own companies with a ROIC above 15% and profit margin above 10%.

Regarding the gross margin... it depends a bit on the kind of business. They should be higher than peers and more robust. When a company has high and stable gross margin, it indicates that they have pricing power + a sustainable competitive advantage.

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Apr 2, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Well done article, thanks! Please, I have a question: if the cash flow statement uses the cash accounting aproach, why it does calculate begining with the "net income value", which is a value based an accrual accounting? It does not make much sense to me....

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I hear you. It's a very good question.

In general, there are 2 ways to calculate cash flows (a direct one and an indirect one).

I explained the indirect one in this article, the direct one might make more sense to you.

This is the formula for the direct one (operating cash flow):

Cash Received from Customers = Sales + Decrease (or - Increase) in Accounts Receivable. Cash Paid for Operating Expenses = Operating Expenses + Increase (or - decrease) in prepaid expenses + decrease (or - increase) in accrued liabilities.

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Very good Article !

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Thank you, Ramiro!

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Mar 23, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Brilliant, thanks!

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Thank you, Alessandro!

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Mar 23, 2023·edited Mar 23, 2023Liked by Compounding Quality

Excelente artículo, muchas garacias por tu capacidad didáctica. Saludos

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Thank YOU for reading it, Manuel! We published the last one in this series today: How to analyze a Statement of Cash Flows.

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Thanks sir

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Thank YOU for reading i!t!

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