bottom line


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bottom line

n.
1. The line in a financial statement that shows net income or loss.
2. Financial matters, especially profit or loss.
3. The final result or statement; upshot: "The bottom line, however, is that he has escaped" (David Wise).
4. The main or essential point: "A lot can happen between now and December, but the bottom line—for now—is that the city is still heading toward default" (New York).

bottom line

n
1. (Commerce) the last line of a financial statement that shows the net profit or loss of a company or organization
2. the final outcome of a process, discussion, etc
3. the most important or fundamental aspect of a situation

bot′tom line′


n.
1. the last line of a financial statement, used for showing net profit or loss.
2. net profit or loss.
3. the deciding or crucial factor.
4. the result or outcome.
[1965–70]
bot′tom-line`, adj.

bottom line

- A reference to the line at the bottom of a financial statement that shows the profit or balance.
See also related terms for profit.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bottom line - the last line in an auditbottom line - the last line in an audit; the line that shows profit or loss
line - text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen; "the letter consisted of three short lines"; "there are six lines in every stanza"
audit, audited account - an inspection of the accounting procedures and records by a trained accountant or CPA
2.bottom line - the decisive point
point - a brief version of the essential meaning of something; "get to the point"; "he missed the point of the joke"; "life has lost its point"
Translations

bottom line

n the bottom line (Fin) → il risultato finanziario; (essential point) → l'essenziale m; (result) → il risultato
References in classic literature ?
Mrs Varden turned over to the next page; then went back again to the bottom line over leaf to be quite sure of the last words; and then went on reading with an appearance of the deepest interest and study.
Pickwick eyed him intently as he turned from the bottom line of the first page to the top line of the second, and from the bottom of the second to the top of the third, and from the bottom of the third to the top of the fourth; but not the slightest alteration of countenance afforded a clue to the feelings with which he received the announcement of his son's marriage, which Mr.
Changes to energy markets are now transforming the real estate management field, with opportunities to generate savings and revenues that can boost the bottom line for building owners, while raising the book value and investment cache of the properties under management.
A few enlightened professionals recognized the need for a formal approach to investment recovery as a contributor to company bottom lines and formed an organization to foster knowledge and to identify and promote best practices in the field.
THE BOTTOM LINE You know when following him around is crossing the line.
Across the industry and throughout its history, foundry CEOs have been possessed with the urge to spend money on new equipment and additional capacity, always with painful consequences for their sales staffs and often with disastrous consequences for their companies' bottom lines.
BOTTOM LINE (Business definition): Gross sales minus taxes, interest, depreciation, and other expenses.
Our goal was to raise awareness of the business opportunity before us to reap dramatic bottom line savings through reliability-centric thinking while partnering with those who have a stake in the asset.
They are responsible for the company's bottom line and execute transactions on a national or global scale.