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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.

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Shinhan, the leading player in the market, saw its net profit drop by 12.1 percent to 122.2 billion won from 139.1 billion won the year before.
'Net profit during the first quarter of 2019 has decreased by RO177,000 due to increase in operational expenses (viz, technical fees and transportation costs), finance costs and decrease in other income, when compared with first quarter of 2018', Al Maha Petroleum said in its board of directors report submitted to the MSM.
Vijaya Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce ( OBC) reported 12- per cent and 29- per cent decline in the net profit for the first quarter respectively.
Resona's net profit grew 45.4 percent to 229.21 billion yen.
Foreign private banks' net profits increased 23 percent, or by 116 million TL, in Q1 to reach 618 million TL.
Qatar General Insurance Company reported the only decline in net profit in the sector, down 19.52 per cent.
"Out of seven listed banks, three banks recorded a decline in net profit for the year 2009 compared to 2008, two managed to achieve growth in net profit, while Bahrain Islamic Bank, reported the only loss of $51.29 million, compared with net profit of $59m in the previous year.
For paper makers to enjoy a higher overall industry average for net profit margins, several widespread changes may need to take place.
Net profit participants are often a film's writer, "B-level" talent, the composer and in some cases, the cinematographer.
In addition, BCD enters into an agreement with A, under which A is to take care of the cattle for BCD in return for 6% of BCD's net profits. Because A has an interest in the net profits of BCD's farming activity, A is deemed to have an interest in the activity other than that of a creditor.
"Building companies should earn about 8 to 15% net profit margins," said Emma Shinn, a financial consultant with the Lee Evans Group, a Colorado firm that helps home building companies improve their business operations.