Indicator Description [Selling, General and Administrative Expense]: A component of [OPEX] representing the aggregate total costs related to selling a firm's product and services, as well as all other general and administrative expenses. Direct selling expenses (for example, credit, warranty, and advertising) are expenses that can be directly linked to the sale of specific products. Indirect selling expenses are expenses that cannot be directly linked to the sale of specific products, for example telephone expenses, Internet, and postal charges. General and administrative expenses include salaries of non-sales personnel, rent, utilities, communication, etc.
Company Self Description [ALTRIA GROUP, INC.]: Altria Group, Inc. is a holding company whose subsidiaries include: Philip Morris USA Inc. which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and certain smokeless tobacco products in the United States; John Middleton Co. which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of machine-made large cigars and pipe tobacco; and Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Ltd, which is engaged in the manufacture and sale of smokeless tobacco products and wine. In addition Altria Group Inc, held approximately 26.8% of the economic and voting interest of SABMiller plc at December 31, 2013.
Dimension: (Most Recent - Annual) - MRY
Statement: Income Statement
Sector: Consumer Goods
Index Membership: S&P500, RUSSELL1000