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Net Loss

In a business, a situation or a time period during which expenses exceed revenue. A company with a net loss does not necessarily go bankrupt as it may have recourse to retained earnings or loans. Obviously, however, net losses are not sustainable in the long term.

net loss

The operating result when expenses exceed revenues for a given period.
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Net losses for 2009 were $3.4 million, or 23 cents per share, as compared to net losses in 2008 of $3.1 million, or 21 cents a share.
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