COST CENTER Definition

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COST CENTER is a non-revenue-producing element of an organization, where costs are separately figured and allocated, and for which someone has formal organizational responsibility.

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LIMIT ORDER DISPLAY RULE is an SEC Order Handling Rule requiring a Market Maker that receives a customer limit order priced at or better than its current quote and that does not immediately execute the order, to display the order to the entire marketplace. Alternatively, the Market Maker can choose to send the order to another Market Maker or ECN for display. There is no limit order display rule on the OTCBB.

SG&A refers to the indirect overhead costs contained within the Sales, General and Administrative expense/cost categories. Generally, SG&A expenses of <30% are exceptional, while SG&A approaching 100% indicates a highly competitive industry. Consistency of SG&A is key.

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