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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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After all, the array of products are produced under one organizational roof and the firm, on balance, behaves in accord with the competitive model, earning only normal profits." However, such a retort would miss my broader point.
the franchisor's selection of an optimal combination of the entry fee and output royalty to offer is constrained by the requirement that the potential franchisee be able to earn at least a normal profit. At the same time, competition among potential franchisees for the franchise will ensure that no more than a normal profit need be offered in the terms of the contract." This means that the greater the proportion of the value of the franchise that is extracted through royalties, the smaller the remainder that can be extracted through the franchise fee (i.e., changes in the franchise fee will be negatively related to changes in the value of the stream of royalties).
A fair return is designed to ensure only normal profit for an efficient organization.
And finally, normal profit (listen closely, little bookkeepers) is an opportunity cost for capital and enterprise, two of the four categories of inputs used in any and all products.
Cost increases may require higher prices; the eventual necessity of reaching a normal profit level may also require some price increases.
The OFT said the margin between the wholesale price and the price paid by Sky customers for premium channels, including Sky Sports One and movie channel Sky Premier, may not be wide enough to allow a 'normal profit' to be made by rivals.
The proposed decision from the Office of Fair Trading is that BSkyB abused its dominant position by preventing cable and digital broadcasters making a "normal profit."
For example, military surplus guns that are available in volume from importers or distributors are generally marked up for a normal profit margin.
The move allowed them to cut normal profit margins.
Prior to firm 1's reduction in price, the industry is in Bertrand equilibrium, with each firm charging its profit-maximizing price given the other firm's price, and both firms earn at least a normal profit.(5)
These costs--for renting temporary office space, replacing inventory, using different suppliers or outsourcing certain tasks--reduce the entity's normal profit margin.
Rembrandt specialty products such as our Sensitive and Natural Toothpaste formulas, Rembrandt Mouth Rinse, Rembrandt Denture Products and Rembrandt Breath Freshner should be merchandised to enable stores to benefit from their above normal profit margins.