negative profit

negative profit

n
(Commerce) a financial loss
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The information technology sector saw negative profit growth, reflecting, we believe, greater investment in product development.
Thus, treating negative profit differently cannot be justified if functions performed and risks assumed by the parties remain the same.
The European refining industry continues to struggle with negative profit margins and increased competition from imports of US refined products.
One of the sources said Greybull planned to keep the refinery in operation despite weak and often negative profit margins.
Negative profit outlooks for the first quarter have been increasing as well, with more companies sounding the alarm about possible problems related to this winter's harsh weather.
According to IFRS statements, revaluation of fixed assets was the key driver of equity growth in 2012, when the bank reported negative profit.
The figures by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency ( SAMA ), central bank, indicated the Gulf Kingdom's 12 banks could be heading for their best financial year following negative profit growth during 2009-2010.
i] = non-negative profit inefficiency effects which are assumed to be half normal (because catfish farmers are assumed rational in their production behavior and hence negative profit is not expected) and independently distributed of [V.
But there is a fine line between zero and negative profit.
Through PRMG IQ, Paramount Residential Mortgage Group now has a broker performance scorecard that allows it to identify performing brokers and coach the brokers who aren't performing to the company's standards, as well as identify the brokers whose business ultimately creates a negative profit margin.
The biofuels market in the EU has negative profit margins and faces strong competition from cheap imports.
The Board also issued a negative profit warning for its FY10 results.
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