operating loss


operating loss
operating loss operating loss loss

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operating loss UK US noun [C] ACCOUNTING
the amount by which the cost of goods sold plus operating expenses is more than a company's income in a particular period of time: »

The company made an operating loss of £1.2m on turnover of £111m in the year to end of March.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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