flat sales


Senior Member
Czech Republic, Czech

I have a problem understanding the meaning of flat in the following sentence:

"So far the company has divested or sold a majority stake in low-margin and non-strategic businesses with over $ 2.5 billion in annual sales, thus being able to grow earnings at flat sales."

Any help? Could flat mean stagnating or not growing or am I completely wrong? The company produces chillers so I am sure it has nothing to do with flats.

Thanks in advance.
  • Tazzler

    Senior Member
    American English
    Yes, I agree with you. Imagine a chart detailing a company's sales and the line going flat to show that sales aren't increasing.
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