operating cycle

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Operating cycle

The average time between the acquisition of materials or services and the final cash realization from that acquisition.

Operating Cycle

The time between the purchase of an asset and its sale, or the sale of a product made from the asset. Most companies desire short operating cycles because it creates cash flow to cover the company's liabilities. A long operating cycle often necessitates borrowing and thereby reduces profitability.

operating cycle

The average length of time between when a company purchases items for inventory and when it receives payment for sale of the items. A long operating cycle tends to harm profitability by increasing borrowing requirements and interest expense.
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These are positive signals for developers, and suggest that development pipeline growth may extend further into the decade even as they remain cognizant that projects announced today won't open until late in the operating cycle, said Ford.
The engine utilizes a high-pressure, common-rail fuel system, along with a regenerative particulate filter that should last upwards of 150,000 miles, depending on the operating cycle, before the ash would have to be flushed out of the system.
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A liability will be classified as a current liability to the extent the item is expected to be paid within one year or the operating cycle.
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