operate, run at a loss

operate, run, etc. at a loss
FINANCE, COMMERCE to fail to make a profit in a business: »

Of the 235 large industrial projects, 46 are running at a loss.

Compare GAIN(Cf. ↑gain) noun, PROFIT(Cf. ↑profit) noun
See also ACTUAL LOSS(Cf. ↑actual loss), ALL-LOSS(Cf. ↑all-loss), ANNUAL LOSS(Cf. ↑annual loss), CAPITAL LOSS(Cf. ↑capital loss), CREDIT LOSS(Cf. credit loss), EXCEPTIONAL LOSS(Cf. ↑exceptional loss), FIRST-HALF LOSS(Cf. ↑first-half loss), FULL-YEAR LOSS(Cf. ↑full-year loss), GROSS LOSS(Cf. ↑gross loss), JOB LOSS(Cf. ↑job loss), LOAN LOSS(Cf. ↑loan loss), NET LOSS(Cf. ↑net loss), ONE-TIME LOSS(Cf. ↑one-time loss), OPERATING LOSS(Cf. ↑operating loss), PAPER LOSS(Cf. ↑paper loss), PASSIVE LOSS(Cf. ↑passive loss), QUARTERLY LOSS(Cf. ↑quarterly loss), TAX LOSS(Cf. ↑tax loss), TRADING LOSS(Cf. ↑trading loss), UNDERWRITING LOSS(Cf. ↑underwriting loss)
Main Entry: loss

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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