bottom line

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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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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.
They may postpone projects and their share prices could suffer, all while they are reducing their bottom lines to spend on compliance.
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.
More importantly, these are variables that operators can "play with" to improve their bottom lines.
The financial pressures on our industry are immense: decreasing reimbursement, rising costs, and more stringent standar ds have had a terrible effect on bottom lines.