net loss


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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 loss and net loss attributed to common stockholders for 2015 amounted to $64.
2 Bln Q2 Net Loss Delta on Wednesday posted a wider quarterly loss as it recorded more than USD$2 billion in bankruptcy related costs.
For the first nine months of 2004, the company sustained a net loss of $253,000, or 5 cents per share, compared with an adjusted net loss of $56,000, or 2 cents per share, in the corresponding 2003 period.
Newman is an academic, not a journalist; Net Loss is actually a slightly tweaked version of his doctoral dissertation, so there's little original reporting to speak of.
The retailer reported a net loss of $5 million (37 cents a share) for the quarter ended July 31 compared with a net loss of $11 million (81 cents) for the like period a year ago.