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Unprofitable

Describing a company or investment that consistently loses money. Very often, one cuts one's losses with respect to an unprofitable instrument; failure to do so may lead to bankruptcy.
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Rumours of the unprofitability of joint ventures comes from confidential information disclosed to Burma Economic Watch, Macquarie University.
The work discusses the economic optimism that spurred the development of miles of track to remote areas and their ultimate unprofitability, coupled with the development of automobiles, that led to the total destruction of the system by the end of the twentieth century.
As a result, "most companies are doomed to carry significant embedded unprofitability.
That unprofitability among other things results from the fact that marginal utility of higher financial liquidity level is lower than the cost of lost interests benefits.
First, all utilities are legally obligated to serve virtually everyone, despite the known unprofitability of certain customers and customer groups.
The company suffered two years of unprofitability, worsened by wild fluctuations in the price of flour and the slowdown in the economy.
The banks are reluctant to provide credit to landless, small and marginal sample households due to unprofitability, high risk, and high uncertainty.
Although much controversy remains over the theory of warning signals, the term "aposematism," first used by Poulton (1890), is still widely defined as it was originally proposed--to describe the association between easily detectable conspicuous signals and unprofitability (Wallace, 1867; Darwin, 1871; Poulton, 1890; Cott, 1940; Merilaita and Kaitala, 2002; Mappes et al, 2005).
Millions starve each year while the food that can feed them, produced in abundance, rots due to the unprofitability of feeding the "wretched of the earth.
The decision to close the local service was made reluctantly due to its unprofitability in recent years, said Senior Managing Editor John Daniszewski.
Joe Smith, owner of ABC Construction, was not happy with his firm's unprofitability.