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Profit

Most commonly, the gross proceeds of a business transaction less the costs of the transaction; i.e., net proceeds. Excess of revenues over expenses for a transaction; sometimes used synonymously with net income for the period. Gain realized from business or investment over and above expenditures.

Accession of good, valuable results, useful consequences, avail, or gain. The benefit, advantage, or pecuniary gain accruing to the owner or occupant of land from its actual use; as in the familiar phrase rents, issues and profits, or in the expression mesne profits.

profit

noun accruance, accumulation, acquisition, advantage, augmentation, avails, benefaction, benefit, clearance, compensation, dividend, earnings, emolument, financial reward, fructus, fruits, gain, growth, harvest, improvement, incentive, income, increase, interest, meed, output, pay, payment, prize, proceeds, produce, quaestus, realization, remuneration, return, revenue, reward, service, take, utility, value received, windfall, winnings, yield
Associated concepts: accumulated profits, anticipated proffts, capital, carrying on business for profit, distributable profits, excessive profits, excess profits tax, gross profit, loss of profits, margin of profit, net profit, not for profit, peeuniary profits, profit a prendre, profit sharing, prospective profit, remote profits, secret profits, speculative profits, surrlus profits, underwriting profits, undistributed profits
Foreign phrases: Ubi periculum, ibi et lucrum collocatur.He who risks a thing, should receive the profits arising from it.

profit

verb acquire, advance, assist, avail, be better for, be improved by, be of use, benefit, cash in on, clear, confer a benefit on, contribute, draw profit from, edify, gain, gain advantage, harvest, help, improve, learn a lesson from, make capital out of, make good use of, make immrovement, make money by, make use of, obtain a return, produce a good effect, produce a good result, put to use, realize, reap, reap the fruits, turn to account, use, utilize, yield returns
See also: advantage, attain, avail, bear, behalf, benefit, betterment, boom, capitalize, collect, commission, dividend, earn, earnings, edification, fee, gain, inure, output, pay, perquisite, proceeds, prosperity, realization, realize, reap, revenue, succeed, utility, worth, yield
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To illustrate an empty core in the simplest terms, suppose that a given industry's cost structure and demand are such that if there are two firms in the industry they will earn above normal profits but that entry by a third firm will result in profits below normal.
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After research, and with the input of experienced cigarette industry executives, it was evident to the Company that merely licensing the filter to an existing cigarette brand or brands would be profitable, but management recognized another option: Wellstone could launch its own "Wellstone Cigarette Line" and thereby capture the added value of the filter to a cigarette as well as the normal profit associated with the sale of cigarettes.
Economic profits must be a prospect, or else producers of portfolios of products could not hope to offset their expected losses on some products and earn a normal profit over all the products in their portfolios.
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The manager said it was a great success and that they made four times the normal profit.
Like many suppliers, Masterlooms' suggested retail price is double the wholesale price, and retailers can take off 30 to 35 percent and still make a normal profit, Rahmanan said.
I am doing research on what I can expect for normal profit margins, so I can prepare a realistic business plan.
There's going to be four or five more months of soft markets, then we should retain normal profit accessibility.
If a firm is earning more than normal profit in a competitive industry, other firms will expand their operations in the industry in order to garner a share of this profit.
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The move allowed them to cut normal profit margins.