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Profit

Meanings and phrases

profit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses); net income; net; net profit; lucre; profits; earnings
  2. the advantageous quality of being beneficial; gain

profit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. derive a benefit from; gain; benefit
  2. make a profit; gain money or materially; turn a profit

gross profit

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n.
  1. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold; gross profit margin; margin

gross profit margin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold; gross profit; margin

margin of profit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ratio gross profits divided by net sales; profit margin; gross margin

net profit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses); net income; net; lucre; profit; profits; earnings
E.g.
  • The studio's net profit was now over $14,000,000.00.
  • In 2008 Calvo had a net profit of two million Euros.
  • A&F's record net profit was $682,894 in 1947.

paper profit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an unrealized gain on an investment calculated by subtracting the investor's cost from the current market price

profit and loss

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n.
  1. an account compiled at the end of an accounting period to show gross and net profit or loss; profit and loss account

profit and loss account

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an account compiled at the end of an accounting period to show gross and net profit or loss; profit and loss

profit margin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the ratio gross profits divided by net sales; margin of profit; gross margin
E.g.
  • Manufacturers made 15% to 20% profit margin on an SUV, compared to 3% or less on a car.
  • In 1990, KCB ceased to operate Scottish Citylink services with the profit margin deemed insufficient.
  • The global top 50 chemical producers in 2013 had sales of US$980.5 billion with a profit margin of 10.3%.

profit sharing

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a system in which employees receive a share of the net profits of the business
E.g.
  • Wong was disappointed over the profit sharing of his ventures with Tan's.
  • The book also contained ideas on rational design in factories, and profit sharing.
  • He introduced profit sharing and worked actively to improve working conditions in his factories.

profit taker

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who sells stock shares at a profit

turn a profit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. make a profit; gain money or materially; profit
E.g.
  • Between the years 1919 and 1920, the studio did not turn a profit.
  • Stated differently, the reason for a business's existence is to turn a profit.
  • Failing to turn a profit despite a 2002 business plan change, Fathom closed in early 2003.

windfall profit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it

make a profit

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E.g.
  • The fur trade looked like a good opportunity to make a profit.
  • For the first time, the owners of the station began to make a profit.
  • These concessions used forced labour of the Africans to make a profit.

not for profit

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E.g.
  • It is a not for profit group run by volunteers.
  • It is a government-owned, not for profit, insurer of last resort.
  • Superact Superact is a not for profit arts organization based in Taunton, Somerset.

non profit

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E.g.
  • Kelly is the co-founder of the non profit Baby2Baby.
  • It became an independent, non profit 501(c)3 organization in 2005.
  • In July 2017 Gaymerx officially incorporated as a 501c3 non profit.

made a profit

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E.g.
  • They made a profit of $940,000 from "Alvin Purple".
  • "Special Investigator" made a profit of $91,000.
  • The film was a big hit and made a profit of $898,000.

profit margins

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E.g.
  • Potin aimed to sell large volumes at reduced profit margins.
  • It measures the combined effects of profit margins and asset turnover.
  • Journals sell reprints at very high profit margins, often around 70%, .

profit organization

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E.g.
  • It is a non profit organization.
  • Adeyeye is the founder of Drugs for AIDS and AIDS patients,a not for profit organization in Nigeria.
  • Prathama Blood Center is non profit organization registered as Section–25 company and Charitable Trust.

making a profit

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E.g.
  • The film ended up making a profit of $65,000.
  • Eventually it earned £1,500,000 in the UK and £1,000,000 overseas, making a profit to Hammer of £532,000.
  • Despite reservations by de Havilland, "Government Girl" was a moderate success, making a profit of $700,000.

operating profit

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E.g.
  • The company's operating profit for 2018 was 215m DKK, and the capital expenditure was 129m DKK.
  • By the end of 2000 Azurix had an operating profit of less than $100 million and was $2 billion in debt.
  • Nissan's operating profit margin climbed to 11.1% in fiscal year 2003; it had been 1.4% in fiscal year 1999.

rate of profit

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E.g.
  • Łaski also participated in discussions on the theory of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall.
  • For example, for term deposits, the banks substituted the phrases 'rate of interest' with 'expected rate of profit' and "kept the entire regime of interest-based deposits intact."
  • The idea is similar in concept to the tragedy of the commons and the Tendency of the rate of profit to fall, namely that they are all examples of an accumulation of individual changes leading to a collective disaster such that it negates those individual changes.
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