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NEGATIVE CONTRIBUTOR Definition
NEGATIVE CONTRIBUTOR is any item, activity, or cost that offsets attainment of positive results, e.g., a rise in unemployment and its effect upon the economy.
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NON-PERFORMING ASSET is an asset not effectual in the production of income. For example, in banking, commercial loans 90 days past due and consumer loans 180 days past due are classified as non-performing.
PRICE EARNING RATIO see PRICE EARNINGS MULTIPLE.