sales, general, and administrative expenses

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Sales, General, and Administrative Expenses

Overhead costs to a company. Sales, general, and administrative expenses are usually recurring; they include things like rent, salaries, and money spent on office supplies. They do not generally include one-time costs. They form one of the single largest expenses a company can incur in its operations. These expenses are included in one category on financial statements and are subtracted from revenue when calculating operating income.

sales, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A)

Corporate overhead costs for a period including expenses such as advertising, salaries, and rent. SG&A is found on a corporate income statement as a deduction from revenues in calculating operating income.
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Selling, general, and administrative expenses declined as a percent of sales for the quarter to 23.
Selling, general, and administrative expenses for the period March 2, 1999 (inception) to September 30, 1999 were $1,926,692, or approximately 36% of net sales.
Gross margins for the second quarter increased to 29 percent from 15 percent during the comparable 1997 period, while selling, general, and administrative expenses declined by $224,138, or 21 percent, to $864,755 from $1,088,893 a year ago.