||To analyze financial statements or
financial reports in order to make business decisions
||1) We decided to go
ahead with the deal after we crunched the numbers and met with the
2) I spent all
night crunching numbers and realized that we were spending way too much
money building our new factory in Tennessee. We won't be able to make a
return on our investment in the next two years as planned.
enormous amounts of financial information, and investors and analysts
need to turn those piles of information into simple and clear
measurements. To do this, they grind through or crunch this information,
like a machine tearing through a mountain.