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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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Similarly, boards can squeeze out private agents by setting unprofitably low price margins and relying on the government to subsidise their losses.
Likewise, the search costs for skilled Polish furniture workers would have been extremely high, making a segregated all-Polish furniture factory unprofitably expensive.
During the height of recession in the early 1990s, low-ball bidding was a major problem - whether it was somebody producing inexpensive but shoddy work or quality companies bidding unprofitably for projects just to keep busy.
For six years following the war, Michigan copper companies were operating unprofitably, mainly because the older mines were exhausted.
His dislike of men is less intense, however, than his antipathy to women: "The society of young women is the most unprofitably [sic] I have ever tried.
Places like New York's famous Roseland, which had unprofitably large dance floors, found it difficult to pay their rent.
IN FACT, THERE ARE MANY FACTORS WHICH WILL IMPACT TA' S FUTURE OPERATIONS THAT MAY CAUSE TA TO OPERATE UNPROFITABLY IN ANNUAL AND/OR QUARTERLY PERIODS IN ADDITION TO THOSE STATED ITEMS, INCLUDING SOME FACTORS WHICH ARE BEYOND TA'S CONTROL SUCH AS SEASONALITY, THE CONDITION OF THE U.
Industry participants historically have expanded capacities and network unprofitably as well as engaged in price wars in an effort to gain market share.
The firm said sites earmarked for closure have been "trading unprofitably for a number of years due to a variety of economic and locational factors".
Whatever individual producers decide, the most difficult area to address is those farmers who are persisting in milk production unprofitably.
Ms Swann said, 'The top line improved in our travel retail business, and while like-for-like sales were down in our high street stores, this reflected the challenging environment and our commitment to drive profits rather than sell products unprofitably.
The result is that there does not appear to be any reason to oppose the favourites at Old Trafford, as there did, unprofitably, at Ibrox.