Meaning of “loss-making” in the English Dictionary

"loss-making" in Business English

See all translations


/ˈlɒsˌmeɪkɪŋ/ uk us FINANCE, COMMERCE

relating to a business or part of a business that does not make a profit:

He controls a vast business empire, but many of his firms are loss-making.
a loss-making business/company/venture
a loss-making activity/contract/operation

relating to a period of time during which a person, company, etc. does not make a profit:

It is expected to show losses of £26m-£29m in the traditionally loss-making first half.
noun [ C ] also loss maker

Distilling the sugar into rum turns it from a loss maker into a valuable export commodity.

(Definition of “loss-making” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!