businesses with large profit margins It is also worth noting that in 1985, the financial accounting standards board released the concept of income from the concept framework (SFAC)NO. 6. In 1989, the international accounting standards board's framework for preparing and providing financial statements made clear that benefits also included unrealized gains. In 1997, FASB's FASB N0.130 required a full return; In 1998, IASC's IAS NO.1 required the preparation of an equity change table, a comprehensive income statement, including the benefit of reflecting corporate assets. Gasoline sales in the United States are mainly due to competitive gasoline prices and rising fuel efficiency, with a high seasonal impact. Population and cultural factors are also important factors that influence the trend of gasoline consumption in the United States, according to Jill Mislinski, an analyst with Advisor Perspectives. It is not obvious in some analyses, but it is important to note that economic profits include opportunity costs. The profit of an entrepreneur (normal profit) is usually positive, but economic profit can be either positive or negative (loss). That's why the opportunity cost is included: in a completely competitive market, when marginal cost equals marginal revenue, profit maximization or loss minimization conditions arise. If the market price is lower than the total average cost, which means that the economic profit is negative, the entrepreneur needs to compare the value of the loss and the average variable cost. If the business continues to operate, the negative economic profit must not be lower than the average variable cost, otherwise the entrepreneur would rather shut down the company than continue to take the loss.