Operating Expense Ratio

Operating Expense Ratio is an indicator of how well a company is managing the ongoing costs of operating the business. It takes the operating expenditure (OPEX) and divides them by sales in a given period.


Operating Expense Ratio = (OPEX in period t / Sales Revenue in period t) x 100


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