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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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PIANY's Ad Hoc Committee on Company Profit Sharing Agreements is chaired by PIANY Director Bruno Falvo.
By profit sharing, the compensation strategy is linked to the business strategy.
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 theory predicting increased employment stability under profit sharing rests on Weitzman's share economy idea.
The section provides a cross-testing mechanism for determining whether allocations under an age-weighted profit sharing plan are discriminatory.
The employers also believed that profit sharing has an overall positive effect on company performance.
And while Federal Express is a paragon when it comes to pay, profit sharing, and employee involvement, an equal determinant of its competitive edge is its extraordinary use of technology.
This USD355 million contribution is the largest total dollar amount Southwest has ever allocated to profit sharing.
Individual 401(k) Plans can provide for increased retirement contributions without many of the complex administrative rules and nondiscrimination testing required of 401(k) plans and profit sharing plans covering multiple employees.
Now that the first quarter is over and our hard-earned profit sharing checks are banked, I have to ask, did anyone sit down with their accountant to see if they made or lost money before profit sharing?
But Eberhardt said he expects that to shift, at least in terms of profit sharing, in coming months.