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burn rate

The speed with which a new, unprofitable company is spending its initial funding whether from investors or from an IPO. In the world of high-speed high tech, the burn rate is carefully monitored to determine how long the company has to live.

burn rate

The rate at which a material will burn after the ignition heat source has been removed.
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We had previously heard the burn rate for Project Pachyderm was approximately $700,000 per day, but we didn't want to sidetrack the discussion since the meeting was already hours longer than originally planned.
The 2006 policy includes updated information on average industry burn rates that will be used as the standard for comparison in applying our burn rate policy.
Our findings show that share prices still bear little relationship to traditional business fundamentals such as sales, profit margins or burn rates.
It reveals that 25 of the companies had short burn rates - cash operating expenses exceed gross profit - with the average being 15 months.
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Several of Sterling Financial's healthcare Sell recommendations had large slides, as we focused on mid-cap biotechnology stocks with little or no revenues, large losses and burn rates, and a critical regulatory review during the quarter.
Cash burn rates are the focus of Wall Street and until Internet companies can prove they are making significant progress toward real cash flow they will be punished with low valuations and the inability to raise additional capital.