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Operating expenses

The amount paid for asset maintenance or the cost of doing business, excluding depreciation. Earnings are distributed after operating expenses are deducted.
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Operating Expenses

A company's expenses related to the production of its goods and services. Examples of operating expenses include wages for employees, research and development, and costs of raw materials. Operating expenses do not include taxes, debt service, or other expenses inherent to the operation of a business but unrelated to production. See also: Operating income.
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operating expenses

Necessary expenses for the normal day-to-day running of a business or income-producing property. It does not include financing expenses, depreciation, or capital expenditures.

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The revenues achieved in the first half of this year are very low given the high operating costs, such as food prices, salaries and electricity increase, according to the official.
Table 2 Distribution of audit ratios for selected Medicare cost report variables by percentile Percentile Variable 10th 25th 75th 90th Medicare days 0.94759 0.97984 1.00828 1.03139 Medicare discharges 0.95816 0.98540 1.00000 1.01477 Medicare operating costs 0.93345 0.97403 1.02127 1.05846 per case Capital passthrough 0.79478 0.90019 1.00800 1.05934 cost per case Direct medical education 0.66190 0.89195 1.01294 1.08238 passthrough costs per case Total Medicare costs per 0.92532 0.96835 1.01581 1.05023 case Medicare operating 0.96039 0.98711 1.02039 1.07640 revenue per case Total Medicare revenue 0.94977 0.97934 1.01574 1.06662 per case SOURCE: Cowles, C.
Established dispute-management protocols free up time for sales, order-entry and cash collections' personnel to be more effective at their designated roles, and they also will increase productivity, reduce operating costs and potentially boost sales.
According to information from the Minerals Management Service, the shallow water Shelf area of the Gulf continues to decline in production, which adds urgency to the quest of Shelf operators to effectively monitor and manage operating costs.
A MAJOR STUDY OF SUPPLY CHAIN INITIATIVES IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY HAS found an industry changing as manufacturers respond to pressures to reduce operating costs.
There was also the understanding that with capital paid on a cost basis and operating costs on a prospective basis, Medicare provided hospitals the incentive to substitute capital for operating cost.
In fourth quarter 2008, the company produced a record 37,916 oz of gold at an average cash operating cost of USD396/oz compared to 20,463 oz at an average cash operating cost of USD405/oz during the same period last year.
Winners are chosen in two categories, finding and development cost winners and operating cost winners.
The overall operating cost of the wet scrubber at Neenah is 1.5 times greater than that of the dry system, or $575.04/ton of particulate matter (PM) for the wet system and $373.34/ton PM for the dry system.

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