operating loss

Operating Loss

The state in which a company's operating expenses exceed its income for a given period of time, usually a quarter or a year. A company can carry back or carry forward operating losses for a certain number of years, reducing the company's tax liability. This is positive, but an operating loss still means that the company is losing money, which cannot be sustained over the long term.

operating loss

The excess of operating expenses over revenue. As with operating income, operating losses exclude revenues and expenses from operations that are not considered a regular part of the business. Also called deficit. Compare operating income.
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Global Banking News-July 31, 2018-Castlight Health records lower GAAP operating loss of USD14.1m for Q2 2018
M2 EQUITYBITES-July 31, 2018-Castlight Health records lower GAAP operating loss of USD14.1m for Q2 2018
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GAAP operating loss was USD(2.0)m, compared to GAAP operating loss of USD(5.3)m in the comparable period in 2013.
As the former State carrier reported an operating loss of EUR4.4million in the first six months of the year, it again claimed Ryanair's offer of EUR1.30 a share undervalues the business.
The authors, however, make no mention of a factor that could have substantial impact on taxpayers who have incurred sizeable net operating losses. This is the provision found in IRC section 56(d)(1)(A)(i) limiting the net operating loss deduction for AMT purposes to 90% of alternative minimum taxable income.
TOKYO: Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) is expected to book an operating loss of about 273 million dollars for the six months to September due to weak demand, a report said Wednesday.
Toyota logs 1st operating loss in 71 years, sees bigger loss in FY 2009
Auto Business News-29 April 2009-Honda reports operating loss in Q1(C)2009 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-13 February 2009-Elektrobit Corporation reports operating loss of EUR42.7m for 2008(C)1994-2009 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Net income included a $2.8 million operating loss offset by investment income of $4 million.
Half-year operating loss was [euro]131.8 million compared to [euro]83.8 million in 2005.