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    John smith is forecasting a $1 billion profit for the company,after losses totalling $2 billion since 2000.

    in the sentence,it's a loss to whom?
    john smith or the company??i am confused.

    besides,does the sentence mean "...after "subject" has lost $2 billion in total since 2000?if so,why uses "losses"?

    thanks

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    The people who have lost money are the investors. The word "losses" probably refers to more than one year in which money was lost.

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