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The revenue a company receives in the course of its normal operations. Examples include sales and commissions, as well as other things that may vary according to the time of business. Importantly, operating revenue on a balance sheet reflects only ordinary revenue rather than unexpected, one-time income. One subtracts the operating expense from operating revenue to determine the operating profit.
Revenue from any regular source. Revenue from sales is adjusted for discounts and returns when calculating operating revenue. Compare other revenue.