Found September 30, 2012 on Mets360.com:
Okay, we now have down on paper how the Wilpon family became Mets owners, the era of Omar Minaya, the beginning of Sandy & Company, the recession, and ‘The House That Number 42 Built’. I’m going to dumb it down a little here so everyone can understand just how a business survives and what determines the value of your business for a resale or refinancing. The profit of a company is based on the difference between revenues generated and operating costs. In the case of the Mets, revenues include ticket sales, network support, merchandising sales, parking fees, vendor support money and a myriad amount of other secondary items. Operating costs include depreciation and amortization[i], (in short form, depreciation is a term used in accounting, economics and finance to spread the cost of an asset over the span of several years. Amortization or amortization is the process of decreasing or accounting for an amount over a period of time), player salaries, stadium costs, maintenance, uti...
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