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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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The entity for nonprofitable operations will sell money-losing resort facilities and golf links in Japan and overseas to Aetos Japan.
The improvement was due to cost reductions and sales of nonprofitable operations.
If not-for-profit means nonprofitable or unsustainable in today's climate, then a few of the smaller societies or not-for-profits (with either niche databases or a handful of primary journals to support them) may well disappear from the membership lists of information industry trade associations.
We leave it to future research to determine the extent to which our findings generalize lo firms in other industries or to nonprofitable entities.
At left are the figures for all respondents, as well as data for both profitable and nonprofitable operations.
Ryanair's nonprofitable routes were eliminated, the network was cut back from 19 to just five routes, the turbo-prop aircraft were disposed of and airfares across the remaining network were substantially reduced, with 70 per cent of all seats offered at the two lowest fares.
These matters are much more serious than a dream to re-open two long-forgotten and nonprofitable branch lines.
In fact, some companies are considering selling off nonprofitable broadband divisions.
Panel 1 Orchestrated Non-Monetary Budgetary Transactions Reinforce Inefficiency in Both "Public" and "Private" Sector Activities Governments provide a budgetary accommodation to inefficient and nonprofitable ("zombie") enterprises by doing business with them in barter and budget offsets, thereby allowing debts to be settled in concessionary nonmonetary transactions.
When that happened and the WMPTE took over, 80 buses were taken out of the Coventry service, all the buses on standby for sickness and breakdowns were ended, quality maintenance was changed to short-term repair and scrap, the drivers and garage workers pay was eroded, all nonprofitable routes cut to the bone, and the three managers in Coventry were increased to 11, every one of who got more pay than the original three put together.
Original equipment contracts are notoriously nonprofitable,'' because of pressure from automakers to lower prices, said Bob Ulrich, editor of Modern Tire Dealer magazine.
But they, I suspect, are going to leave the nonprofitable situations to us, which will put us even more at risk.

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