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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The divestiture of PEG will also enable Magnetek to reduce selling, general and administrative expense (SG&A) and interest expense substantially, resulting in positive operating profit and cash flow.
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Selling, general and administrative expense of $907,553 for the second quarter of 1993 increased $399,495 from $508,058 for the same period in 1992, principally due to an increase in the company's number of employees in the selling and administrative functions, and higher advertising and promotion expenses with approximately $110,000 of the expense increase related to Knowledge Express, L.
While revenues for both quarters rose dramatically, and gross profit was likewise up, selling, general and administrative expenses increased 233.
Selling, general and administrative expenses declined as a percent of sales for the nine months to 24.
2% last year and resulted from an increase in selling, general and administrative expenses of 0.
Selling, general and administrative expenses and overall operating expense increased $0.
Selling, general and administrative expenses are also expected to remain at the same level as the first half of 1994 as the company will continue to incur additional administrative overhead associated with greater demand for its services.
Selling, general and administrative expenses are now forecast to be in the range of $255 million to $265 million, as a result of increasing legal expenses primarily related to ongoing patent-infringement litigation.
The increase in selling, general and administrative expenses was due primarily to increased receivable writeoffs, performance driven bonus compensation and expenses associated with restructuring activities.
The loss from operations was $886,734 for the three months ended March 31, 2006, which was primarily due to selling, general and administrative expenses amounting to $886,521 for the same time period.
Selling, general and administrative expenses increased by 9 percent to $7,083,259 for FY '93 compared to $6,459,427 for FY '92.