Money spent to acquire or upgrade physical assets such as buildings and machinery. This tends to be a very large expense for companies with significant manufacturing facilities, and usually much less of an expense in the services sector. also called capital spending or capital expense.

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You need to do your best to figure out the best way to make capex work for you to increase your profits.

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We needed to focus on the capex, because that would allow us to become a more efficient business and more legit.

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My company's CEO was concerned that the large capex we would spend to acquire a factory would reflect negatively on our company's earnings, but he knew it was necessary.

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