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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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Just as rifle powders are identified as having fast, medium, or slow burn rates, propellants for handgun cartridges are similarly classified.
Because as long as we've got high-ranking government people looking at $700,000-per-day burn rates as "small" and "not a lot of money," we're going to continue having enormous expenditures and low expectations for delivery ('cause hey, we didn't really give them very much money, so we can't really expect them to deliver very much, right?
We leveraged CAE and analytical modeling of things like burn rates and NVH more on this engine than on any previous development," says Szczupak, "and the prototypes have werified the models completely.
Combining varied hybrid-rocket research may yield even better burn rates, says Chiaverini, who hopes to test Orbitec's double-vortex system on the Stanford paraffin.
On the whole, the improving burn rates indicate that management teams are focusing not only on cash management, but also on bringing forward their break-even points to take control of their own destinies.
Faster burn rates are used in pistols and slower ones for heavy bullets in big rifles.
CDKnet is currently actively seeking opportunities to finance companies with well developed, comprehensive business plans that reflect high growth potential and low burn rates.
Composed of columns depicting the various propellants offered by several suppliers, they are listed according to burn rates from the faster ones at the top of the chart to the slower ones as you go down the lists.
It reveals that 25 of the companies had short burn rates - cash operating expenses exceed gross profit - with the average being 15 months.
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.