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bottom line

the last line of a financial statement that shows the net profit or loss of a company or organization
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It's interesting, even fascinating, that many of the decisions made expressly for the bottom line have not been very profitable.
Changing market conditions, new manufacturing processes, corporate restructuring and new technology create idle assets that, without astute management, become financial liabilities and put pressure on the bottom line. The pace of advancements in technology continues to accelerate this process.
But the bottom line is that life settlements have provided additional options for consumers, Buerger said.
They may postpone projects and their share prices could suffer, all while they are reducing their bottom lines to spend on compliance.
Sometimes, as Joan Pennell (this volume) implies, the social welfare professional must enter the conference by communicating a clear "bottom line" such as securing the safety of a particular at risk child from a particular threat.
The Manufacturing Excellence track will speak straight to "papermaking's bottom line," promised Martin Hubbe, associate professor at North Carolina State University "Excellence in what we do--the manufacture of paper--is key to our success," he said.
In this case, the cost savings are paying for the investment and will continue to contribute to the bottom line long after the investment is paid off.
So lower energy prices will bring much needed relief, and those processors who have managed to survive the past three years should see most of this relief fall right to the bottom line.
German banks, for example, are taking aggressive cost-cutting measures to improve their bottom lines.
To retain an influence on corporate bottom lines, African American consumers must not be so easily swayed by the surface images they see, while taking note of their own economic power.