profit

(redirected from net profits)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
3 mn in net profit in 1Q 2012, as opposed to a net profit of USD 290.
Additionally, Wingnut includes allegations that costs were incorrectly deducted from the revenues to arrive at the net profit amount.
This top 500 report is based over 1,000 mining companies (excluding coal, petroleum and natural gas) and metal companies (excluding metalworks) are listed over 50 stock exchanges in the world, by downloading their latest annual reports and financial reports, and according to the indices such as the turnover, net profit and total assets.
Robust earnings expansion -- especially in insurance, industrials, transport and telecom sectors -- helped the 41 listed companies to report a cumulative net profit of QR20.
revised upward their group net profit estimates for the business year through March.
Al Rajhi Bank's quarterly net profit, for the 3rd quarter of the current year, was SR 1.
However, a broader review of overall increased revenue, increased net profits, reduced operational expenses and improving cash flows should mitigate and overcome any concern relating to business performance.
35 billion yen in combined net profits, up from 96.
The Company generated record annual net profits of 207.
The 41 total listed companies have reported more than 1% decline in their cumulative net profits against a stupendous 27% growth in the comparable period of 2011.
We have increased net profits in each of the last four consecutive quarters and, in fact, more than doubled our earning over the first quarter of this year," says Daniel Judd, CFO for Sitestar.
EDS: ADDING MORE DATA AT 3RD GRAF) Five of six major Japanese nonlife insurers boosted their net profits in fiscal 2005 as Japan remained relatively free of serious natural disasters, according to their parent-only earnings reports released Wednesday.