operating cost

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Noun1.operating cost - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance)operating cost - the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
disbursal, disbursement, expense - amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
operating budget - a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
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His fiercest fight was with the operating expenses, and this was a fight that never ended.
In truth and fact, he was saving fifty dollars a month operating expenses to the company.
"It knows my operating expenses to a cent, and it knows the terms of my contracts.
But the tech firm's operating expenses jumped by about 21% to $60.32 billion as it invested $800 million in the quarter in its one-day delivery program for Prime members.
In addition, operating expenses grew 8.11% compared to the same period in 2018, with an increase in personnel costs by 9.4% and operating expenses by 6.9%.
This increase was due to higher gaming license fees as gaming revenues grew, the increase in casino operating expenses due to the opening of the ground floor gaming area of the Grand Wing, and the increase in hotel operating expenses in connection with the opening of three new hotels.
The bank said the bulk of the growth in operating expenses were from higher taxes.
The total expenses for Shah Deniz in the annual comparison decreased by 44 percent, operating expenses increased by 0.40 percent, while capital expenditures decreased by 51 percent.
Consolidated operating income rose 6.5 percent to BHT6.795bn from a year ago, and operating expenses climbed 13.3 percent.
Its operating expenses went up 7.6 per cent or the equivalent of S66 million to Sh5.4 billion.
According to SABB, the decrease in net profit for this quarter (compared to the corresponding period last year) was primarily driven by higher operating expenses which increased by 10.4 per cent mainly due to increase in provision for credit losses.

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