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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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This is the current most developed form of Profit Sharing by which the workers are allowed to buy stock shares in the company, thus "owning" a fractional part of the company and sharing in the firm's success.
The introduction of profit sharing does not produce upward wage pressure, since free entry eliminates profits and thus any direct effect of profit sharing on reservation utilities.
Adoption of profit sharing is associated with significant productivity increases over time and with firms with multiple programs for high performance and employment stability.
The authors also discuss several statistical studies that showed a possible link between profit sharing and productivity.
As a result of record company sales and earnings, this year's profit sharing contribution is $16.
This slow growth in profit sharing during the 1800's can be traced mostly to the way businesses were structured.
Does profit sharing actually lead to wage moderation?
CHICAGO, March 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Airlines today distributed $110 million in profit sharing payments to U.
CHICAGO -- The Profit Sharing/401k Council of America (PSCA) has released its latest eligibility mini-survey, "401(k) and Profit Sharing Eligibility Survey 2007," which reports the age and service eligibility practices of 405 401(k) and profit sharing plans.
Today Baldor announced the results of its 2007 employee profit sharing plan contribution.
Our plan re-affirms that employees will receive unsecured claims related to new, ratified collective bargaining agreements as well as to participate in a profit sharing plan.
Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL) today announced the largest profit sharing distribution ever made to its employees.