This video will first explain what capital expenditures and operating expenditures mean, talk about the difference between these two terms and then provide examples of capital expenditures and operating expenditures. CapEx is the short form for capital expenditures and OpEx is the short form for operating expenditures. Capital expenditures are when a company buys assets that add value to the business. Examples would be things like purchasing equipment, buying property and building a factory on it and many more. Operating expenditures is when businesses pay to maintain operations. Examples of operating expenditures would be paying employee wages, paying utility bills and much more. Operating expenditures are day to day expenses wheras capital expenditures are when companies spend money that will lead to future benefit.
The capital expenditures number is used in the crucial metric called Free Cash Flow. Click here to watch our video on Free Cash Flow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WlG6QwgHh0
The operating expenditures figure is used in the net income figure.
Net Income = Revenue - Expenses and since operating expenditures (otherwise known as operating expenses) is a type of regular expense, it is factored in this calculating and falls under expenses. There are many numbers that contribute to expenses and operating expenses is one of these numbers.
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