Operating Expenses

RECENT NEWS
The Economic Times  Nov 8  Comment 
State-owned BBNL is currently a wholesale bandwidth supplier for the NOFN project with a national long-distance operator licence.
Mining Weekly  Jun 4  Comment 
Emerging South Africa-focused diamond producer Diamcor Mining on Tuesday launched a nonbrokered private placement for up to $1.87-million to support operations at its flagship Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in the Limpopo province, after record...
Benzinga  May 30  Comment 
In a report published Thursday, BMO Capital Markets analyst Kevin Manning initiated coverage on CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) with an Outperform rating and $42.00 price target. In the report, BMO Capital Markets noted, “We are initiating coverage...
Mining Weekly  Feb 13  Comment 
Independently owned Labrador Iron Mines Holdings (LIM) on Wednesday said it has completed a C$28-million public offering to fund the seasonal resumption of production operations in April and general and administrative costs for the remaining...
Cellular News  Jan 22  Comment 
Telcos have the potential to gain greater economies through their global vendors in terms of network rollout, network operations, network optimization, customer experience, and service quality management. Click here for more.
StreetInsider.com  Jan 3  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/InterMune+%28ITMN%29+Updates+on+Q4+Results+for+Esbriet%3B+Guides+FY13+Revs%2C+OpEx/7982652.html for the full story.
Cloud Computing  Nov 26  Comment 
With the cloud space getting crowded each day, cloud service providers list a host of benefits by moving to the ‘Pay as you Go’ model…. Among other benefits, reduced capital expenses (fixed Capex costs), and increased operating expenses...
Hedge Accordingly  Aug 17  Comment 
well we put in a new month high.. but still under year highs for both the ES and SPX... today looked like a consolidation day until the last few minutes when we made highs as Apple took out all time highs closing over 647 a share. This bullish...
Benzinga  Jun 6  Comment 
Williams Financial Group reiterates its Hold rating on Pacific Drilling (NYSE: PACD) and trims its price target from $11 to $9.50 on shares. Williams Financial Group says, "PACD reported worse than expected 1Q EPS with BOP issues and...
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 25  Comment 
Zero or marginal growth is not an option anymore in an integrated global market comprising growing and recessionary markets.




 
TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Operating expenses, or OpEx, are the recurring expenses and costs associated with the day-to-day activities of the business, such as research and development expenses and sales and administration expenses, that are essential to the continuous operation and maintenance of a property but not directly associated with production. In short, this is the money the business spends in order to turn inventory into throughput.

Operating expenses are also called non-manufacturing expenses and are usually subdivided into Research and Development Expenses, Selling, General, and Administrative expenses, and Depreciation and Ammortization. In general it includes expenses such as payroll, sales commissions, employee benefits and pension contributions, transportation and travel, amortization, rent, repairs, and taxes, etc. Operating expenses do not include items such as mortgage payments and capital expenditures, but do include depreciation of plants and machinery used for business purposes.

"Operating expenses" as shown in a Company's Financial statements (Income Statement) corresponds to the sum of the company's operating expenses for a certain period of time, such as a month(usually a quarter) or year(annual operating expenses).

The annual operating expenses shown below are the actual costs it takes to run the property, such as property tax, insurance, maintenance, repairs, management fees, utilities, and supplies(as mentioned above) for the corresponding fiscal year.

A ratio used as an indicator of a company's operating efficiency is the Operating Margin. The formula used to calculate the Operating Margin is:

[(Total Revenues – Total Operating Costs) / (Total Revenues)] * 100

This item represents the difference between the Total Revenues and the Total Operating Costs divided by Total Revenues, and is expressed as a percentage. Specifically it is the percentage of Operating Income to Total Revenues. The higher it is the more efficient is a Company.


Follow the Link for a Sample Statement:

Image:Book1.xls

Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki