Westport Innovations (WPRT)

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Westport Innovations Total Expenses (TTM):

334.10M for Dec. 31, 2013

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Dec. 31, 2013 334.10M
Sept. 30, 2013 299.59M
June 30, 2013 280.46M
March 31, 2013 268.08M
Dec. 31, 2012 261.41M
Sept. 30, 2012
June 30, 2012
March 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
   
Sept. 30, 2011 237.72M
June 30, 2011 197.84M
March 31, 2011 171.44M
Dec. 31, 2010 165.59M
Sept. 30, 2010 152.70M
June 30, 2010 142.44M
March 31, 2010 140.53M
Dec. 31, 2009 123.67M
Sept. 30, 2009 119.92M

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About Expenses

A company's expenses are how much a company is spending before its net income. This is a useful metric to compare a company spending habits over time. Starting from the income statement, a company may have a considerable amount of revenues. As an investor goes down the Income Statement, gradually line items such as

Cost of Goods Sold,
Research and Development,
Selling, General & Admin,
Depreciation,
and other Expenses

will be subtracted from Revenues. After the aforementioned expenses have been subtracted, we are now at EBIT.

Interest,
Taxes

will be subtracted from EBIT to achieve Net Income. As you can see, there are quite a lot of expenses that are subtracted from a company's revenues before it achieves net income. We've summed the expenses for you to better understand how much a company is spending from its revenues before it hits net income, "the bottom line".

Bear in mind, increasing expenses are not a bad thing at all! If a company's revenues are increasing, there is an almost certain likelihood that expenses are increasing (Think of the phrase "it takes money to make money"). These costs are attributable to selling costs, or just the costs of the goods sold of a manufacturer. A car company might report additional revenues of a car for $30,000, but it will still cost them $15,000 to make! Situations where revenues are not increasing, but expenses are increasing rapidly can be a red flag of potential issues at a company. This metric is often used to compare a specific company over time to see the size of expenses grow quarter by quarter or year by year. Using expenses to compare against competitors can be tricky and not as useful)

This can also be referred to as "total expenses"
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WPRT Total Expenses (TTM) Benchmarks

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Delphi Automotive 14.78B
Fuel Systems Solutions 395.43M
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WPRT Total Expenses (TTM) Range, Past 5 Years

Minimum 119.92M Sep 2009
Maximum 334.10M Dec 2013
Average 206.82M
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