Non-Operating Expenses

Date created: Oct 12, 2022  •   Last updated: Oct 12, 2022

What is Non-Operating Expenses

Non-Operating Expenses is the sum of all expenses that are unrelated to core business operations. This includes interest payments, losses due to disposition of assets, reorganizing costs, and charges on obsolete goods or inventory. Non-Operating Expenses is usually non-recurring and does not include day-to-day business costs.

Non-Operating Expenses Formula

ƒ Sum(Non-Operating Expenses)

How to calculate Non-Operating Expenses

If a clothing export company decides to sell a building for $500,000, the expense incurred from the sale of the building is considered a Non-Operating Expense. It is not an operating expense since it does not arise from the core operations of the company.

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How to visualize Non-Operating Expenses?

It is sufficient to visualize your Non-Operating Expenses as a summary chart. This type of chart compares your current value to a previous time period.

Non-Operating Expenses visualization example

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Summary Chart

Here's an example of how to visualize your current Non-Operating Expenses data in comparison to a previous time period or date range.
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Measuring Non-Operating Expenses

More about Non-Operating Expenses

Core business operation costs such as administrative costs, salaries, rent, and marketing expenses are generated by the day-to-day activities required to run a business. It is therefore important for these costs to result in profit, in order to justify the expense incurred.

Non-Operating Expenses or non-recurring costs are financial obligations not related to core business operations. These expenses include legal fees, interest payments, loss from selling assets, reorg costs, currency exchange rates, and other one-time or unusual costs.

Generally, Non-Operating Expenses is not taken into the calculation when measuring a company’s profit. Operating profit, or EBITDA, gives revenue after deducting operating expenses. Non-Operating Expenses is usually deducted from EBITDA on an income statement. This ensures that the company has a clear view of the costs associated with running the business, separate from Non-Operating Expenses. It is shown as a bottom-line item on the income statement and is recorded below the results from the continuous operations.

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