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Huge Corporate Losses, Unexplained

Topics: Problems: Huge Corporate Losses, Unexplained

Marshal Trumm

Monday, June 25, 2012 - 07:23 pm Click here to edit this post
There is one country I have where all of my corporations are losing a lot of money...every single one, no matter what product they are making. This is the only country in my empire where this is happening. I went through a checklist of the usual causes:
-Profit Sharing: 80%
-Tax Rate: 0%
-Salary Indexes: All at 300
-Quality of Supplies: 120 (I suspected this was the problem when it used to be 190, but when I changed it to 120, it didn't seem to make any difference)
-Upgrades: Q = 100, E = 100 (I am in a common market, so this was my next suspect but since everything was normal, the corps should still be making money)
-Hiring and Production: 100% Hiring for all corps, 100% or higher Production for all corps
-Almost all products that my corps make are in high demand, so they should have no trouble selling them

There is absolutely no reason why my corporations in this specific country AND ONLY this country should be losing so much money. The corporations in all my other countries are completely fine; it's just this one country! What's going on here?


Monday, June 25, 2012 - 09:17 pm Click here to edit this post
I would guess you need to upgrade and produce a higher quality product. If you are selling on a common market then your corps are going to suffer. Go back to 170 supplies and upgrade effectivity.

Of course, we cant be sure whats going on but if you were to post your country name it would really help. Even the GM is unlikely to look if you dont say your world and country name.


Monday, June 25, 2012 - 09:18 pm Click here to edit this post
1. Drop the Common Market, it is a known issue.
2. Make sure your Health index is not to low, as this will affect your corps productivity (Figure about 103 will get you about 103% efficiency where 160% will get you about 121%). Health Index also affects population growth.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 03:00 pm Click here to edit this post
What these guys said. Plus, czech your gov't salaries, they should be at 77% (give or take 2%), and transpotation and infrastructure. If too low, this can affect corp productivity also.

Marshal Trumm

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 03:28 pm Click here to edit this post
Land of the Builder is the name of the country.

Marshal Trumm

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 03:28 pm Click here to edit this post
All of the other countries in my common market are doing completely fine. I don't think it's the common market that's doing it.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 03:53 pm Click here to edit this post
I have the same thing going on in one country Omerta
my other 6 countries corps are all doing fine.
Just a slack workforce or maybe that country has a drug problem? dont know lol

Marshal Trumm

Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 06:31 pm Click here to edit this post
Well, my production and hiring are all fine...but my corps are still losing money, and I am at a loss to explain why.

Marshal Trumm

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 - 03:59 pm Click here to edit this post
Ugh this is probably a glitch.


Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 03:04 am Click here to edit this post
You are building unprofitable corporations (in some cases like Lumber).
There are some products that almost never make a profit, once you have your country somewhat stable you have to watch what makes a profit over a year period, if you are not making a profit with it, don't build any more...
And if you can afford it, close corporations that lose money and replace it with ones that do.
Never build something that does not have a significant production shortfall.
Your Quality and Efficiency are too low; if you want to build low quality products, still upgrade your efficiency.
Essentially you are selling products below the cost to make them.

Marshal Trumm

Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 04:33 am Click here to edit this post
Electric power is usually profitable.

Marshal Trumm

Friday, June 29, 2012 - 04:14 pm Click here to edit this post
I tried building different types of corps. I built a corp that makes chemicals, and it did well for a little while, but then it started losing money like the rest and it hasn't stopped. This is clearly a glitch. Chemical corps almost ALWAYS bring profit.

Marshal Trumm

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 05:01 pm Click here to edit this post


Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 09:41 pm Click here to edit this post
Just because hiring and production are set to 100% doesn't mean they operate at 100%. If your corporate welfare is to low based on substandard country conditions such as education, health, transportation, or social security you could be working under premium efficiency. If the problem is in one country that could be the oversight, as if all else is the same the only variable is the country. So there is something wrong with the country, or another oversight that may be different such as trade contracts or just getting unlucky on the world market.

Hope that helps, if none of these comments are the problem then you might have some kind of glitch, but I find it unlikely. Just stay calm and look at every variable one by one, you are sure to find something out of wack.

Marshal Trumm

Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 10:08 pm Click here to edit this post
I just cancelled the country. No more country, no more problem.

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