Retail trade sector is growing rapidly and shows significant improvements in the “World Trade”. This charming sector is expanding and developing in Turkey appropriate to the developments in the world. In particular, population growth, the spread of the use of a credit card, the developments in Turkey’s economy and such other reasons, this sector has made a quite development in recent years.
There are a total of eight companies operating in the retail trade sector in Borsa (Stock Market) Istanbul. Operating expenses such as; research and development expenses, marketing, sales and distribution expenses, general administrative expenses are very important for the determination of profitability of these companies. In this study answers to the following questions are to be searched; what is the share of operating expenses in this sector? Is there a relationship between the profitability with operating expenses? What is the ratio of total expenses in operating expense? What is the rate and volume amount of domestic market sales and export to foreign markets? This eight retail trade company operating in Bourse Istanbul will be reviewed by analyzing their income tables statistically.