What is S,G,&A?

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Selling & General Administrative Operating Expenses...AKA S,G&A

Dictionary Definition

The major non-production cost presented in an income statement (statement of profit or loss).

Plain English

All of the expenses on the profit and loss statement that are not directly tied to the cost of creating the product or service.


Why it Matters to You

Business owners need to be aware that the SG&A is a potential topic of conversation for a buyer who wants to purchase your company and has duplicate services such as HR or payroll. 


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