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Unprofitable

Describing a company or investment that consistently loses money. Very often, one cuts one's losses with respect to an unprofitable instrument; failure to do so may lead to bankruptcy.
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With a more holistic, silo-free approach to a generally downturning market, S&P noted, the industry as a whole stood a much better chance of riding out a relatively smooth and fiat pricing trough instead of the tumultuous ride into unprofitability as had been seen in years past.
Two areas of concern seem to be most important in an organization's decision to adopt a consumer choice or consumer-direction model: the balance of concerns about unprofitability and the perceived interest and benefit of the clients.
in increasing volumes and at declining prices, to the point of unprofitability," said Mike Wootton, Sunkist's senior vice president for corporate relations.
The SOEs' social burden is compounded by what Justin Lin calls the "strategic burden" arising from the growing unprofitability of these capital-intensive enterprises in an increasingly open market economy, as their lack of consonance with China's comparative advantage is revealed.
CombiMatrix was the second worst performer among the IBO Stock Indexes' companies in 2005, shedding 65% due in part to its unprofitability.
We had a total of about 17 terminations of African American dealerships due to unprofitability, and approximately eight of those did not continue with a minority-owned dealership," says Staten.
The nuclear-fuel cycle project, by which reprocessed plutonium is increased in quantity while it is being burned in a fast breeder reactor, was suspended because of its unprofitability and accidents that occurred during preparations.
The unprofitability of the company over the past year reflects that.
Also, the current capital cost of the environmental equipment required for metalcasters to install in their facilities to ensure they meet a reduced PEL will force many metalcasters into unprofitability.
The ultimate goal is re set our goldmines up for takeover through under-capitalisation, under-performance and unprofitability.
Is this appropriate in view of the unprofitability of many of the most essential services: control of infectious diseases, immunizations, health screening, care of the chronically ill, indigent care, neonatal intensive care, trauma centers for the severely injured, chronic psychiatric care and so forth.