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prof·it

 (prŏf′ĭt)
n.
1. An advantageous gain or return; benefit.
2. Financial gain from a transaction or from a period of investment or business activity, usually calculated as income in excess of costs or as the final value of an asset in excess of its initial value.
v. prof·it·ed, prof·it·ing, prof·its
v.intr.
1. To make a gain or profit.
2. To derive advantage; benefit: profiting from the other team's mistakes.
v.tr.
To be beneficial to: What has all this time in school profited you?

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin prōfectus, from past participle of prōficere, make progress, to profit : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

prof′it·less adj.

profit

(ˈprɒfɪt)
n
1. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (often plural) excess of revenues over outlays and expenses in a business enterprise over a given period of time, usually a year
2. (Commerce) the monetary gain derived from a transaction
3. (Banking & Finance)
a. income derived from property or an investment, as contrasted with capital gains
b. the ratio of this income to the investment or principal
4. (Economics) economics
a. the income or reward accruing to a successful entrepreneur and held to be the motivating factor of all economic activity in a capitalist economy
b. (as modifier): the profit motive.
5. a gain, benefit, or advantage
vb
to gain or cause to gain profit
[C14: from Latin prōfectus advance, from prōficere to make progress; see proficient]
ˈprofiter n
ˈprofitless adj

prof•it

(ˈprɒf ɪt)

n.
1. Often, profits.
a. pecuniary gain resulting from the employment of capital in any transaction.
b. the ratio of such gain to the amount of capital invested.
c. proceeds or revenue from property, investments, etc.
2. the monetary surplus left to a producer or employer after deducting wages, rent, cost of materials, etc.: She sold the building at a profit.
3. advantage; benefit; gain.
v.i.
4. to gain an advantage or benefit: to profit from one's schooling.
5. to make a profit.
6. to take advantage: to profit from the weaknesses of others.
7. to be of service or benefit.
v.t.
8. to be of advantage or profit to.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Middle French < Latin prōfectus progress, profit = prōfec-, variant s. of prōficere to make headway, advance (prō- pro-1 + -ficere, comb. form of facere to make, do1) + -tus suffix of v. action]
prof′it•er, n.
syn: See advantage.

profit

  • Roman holiday - Enjoyment or profit derived from others' discomfort or suffering, based on the gladiator matches enjoyed by ancient Romans.
  • bottom line - A reference to the line at the bottom of a financial statement that shows the profit or balance.
  • improve - First meant "to make a profit for oneself" or "to employ to advantage; to make profitable use of."
  • broker - Originally, a broker or brokour bought wine cheaply in quantity and sold it at a profit; broker came to mean any retailer who did this, or a middleman/agent.

profit


Past participle: profited
Gerund: profiting

Imperative
profit
profit
Present
I profit
you profit
he/she/it profits
we profit
you profit
they profit
Preterite
I profited
you profited
he/she/it profited
we profited
you profited
they profited
Present Continuous
I am profiting
you are profiting
he/she/it is profiting
we are profiting
you are profiting
they are profiting
Present Perfect
I have profited
you have profited
he/she/it has profited
we have profited
you have profited
they have profited
Past Continuous
I was profiting
you were profiting
he/she/it was profiting
we were profiting
you were profiting
they were profiting
Past Perfect
I had profited
you had profited
he/she/it had profited
we had profited
you had profited
they had profited
Future
I will profit
you will profit
he/she/it will profit
we will profit
you will profit
they will profit
Future Perfect
I will have profited
you will have profited
he/she/it will have profited
we will have profited
you will have profited
they will have profited
Future Continuous
I will be profiting
you will be profiting
he/she/it will be profiting
we will be profiting
you will be profiting
they will be profiting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been profiting
you have been profiting
he/she/it has been profiting
we have been profiting
you have been profiting
they have been profiting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been profiting
you will have been profiting
he/she/it will have been profiting
we will have been profiting
you will have been profiting
they will have been profiting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been profiting
you had been profiting
he/she/it had been profiting
we had been profiting
you had been profiting
they had been profiting
Conditional
I would profit
you would profit
he/she/it would profit
we would profit
you would profit
they would profit
Past Conditional
I would have profited
you would have profited
he/she/it would have profited
we would have profited
you would have profited
they would have profited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.profit - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)profit - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
income - the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
earning per share - the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock
windfall profit - profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it
cleanup, killing - a very large profit
fast buck, quick buck - quick or easy earnings, "they are traders out to make a fast buck"
filthy lucre - shameful profit; "he would sell his soul for filthy lucre"
gross profit, gross profit margin, margin - (finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
share, percentage, portion, part - assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group; "he wanted his share in cash"
markup - the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price
accumulation - (finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
dividend - that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
2.profit - the advantageous quality of being beneficial
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
account - the quality of taking advantage; "she turned her writing skills to good account"
gainfulness, lucrativeness, profitability, profitableness - the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
Verb1.profit - derive a benefit from; "She profited from his vast experience"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
cash in on - take advantage of or capitalize on
profiteer - make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods
capitalize, take advantage, capitalise - draw advantages from; "he is capitalizing on her mistake"; "she took advantage of his absence to meet her lover"
pyramid - enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
net, sack up, sack, clear - make as a net profit; "The company cleared $1 million"
2.profit - make a profitprofit - make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"
line one's pockets - make a lot of money
turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny - make a satisfactory profit; "The company turned a nice dime after a short time"
clean up - make a big profit; often in a short period of time; "The investor really cleaned up when the stock market went up"
earn, realise, pull in, bring in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
break even - make neither profit nor loss
turn a loss, lose - fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"

profit

noun
1. (often plural) earnings, winnings, return, revenue, gain, boot (dialect), yield, proceeds, percentage (informal), surplus, receipts, bottom line, takings, emoluments The bank made pre-tax profits of £3.5 million.
earnings loss, debt, deficit, deficiency, debit, depletion, shrinkage, losings
2. benefit, good, use, interest, value, gain, advantage, advancement, mileage (informal), avail They saw little profit in risking their lives to capture the militants.
benefit cost, damage, injury, hurt, harm, disadvantage, detriment, impairment
verb
1. make money, clear up, gain, earn, clean up (informal), rake in (informal), make a killing (informal), make a good thing of (informal) The dealers profited shamelessly at my family's expense.
2. benefit, help, serve, aid, gain, promote, contribute to, avail, be of advantage to So far the French alliance has profited the rebels very little.
profit from something capitalize on, take advantage of, learn from, use, exploit, make the most of, cash in on (informal), utilize, make good use of, reap the benefit of, put to good use, make capital of, turn to advantage or account One can profit from that example and try to follow it.

profit

noun
1. Something beneficial:
2. Something that contributes to or increases one's well-being:
advantage, benefit, good, interest (often used in plural).
3. Something earned, won, or otherwise acquired:
4. The quality of being suitable or adaptable to an end:
verb
1. To make a large profit:
Slang: clean up.
2. To derive advantage:
3. To be an advantage to:
Archaic: boot.
Idiom: stand someone in good stead.
Translations
رِبْحفائِدَهيَرْبَح
ziskprospěchtěžitužitekvýdělek
profitprofiteretjenefortjenestegavn
taloudellinen voitto
dobitak
ávinningurhagnaîurhagnast á
収益
이익
gauti pelnonaudingaipelnaspelningai
gūt peļņuieguvumslabumspeļņapelnīt
dobičekimeti korist
vinst
ผลกำไร
lợi nhuận

profit

[ˈprɒfɪt]
A. N
1. (Comm) → ganancias fpl, beneficios mpl, utilidades fpl (LAm)
a 32% rise in profitsun aumento del 32% en las ganancias or los beneficios
at a profit to operate at a profitser rentable
to sell (sth) at a profitvender (algo) obteniendo una ganancia
to make a profitobtener ganancias or beneficios
they made a profit of two millionobtuvieron unas ganancias or unos beneficios de dos millones
to make a profit on or out of sthobtener beneficios de algo
to show a profitregistrar beneficios or ganancias
to turn a profitobtener ganancias or beneficios
with profits policy (Insurance) → póliza f con beneficios
see also interim C
see also trading B
2. (fig) → utilidad f, beneficio m
I could see no profit in antagonizing themno veía qué utilidad or beneficio tenía el enfadarles
to turn sth to (one's) profitsacar provecho or beneficio de algo
B. VI
1. (financially) → obtener ganancia, obtener beneficio
2. (fig)
to profit by or from sthaprovecharse de algo
we do not want to profit from someone else's misfortunesno queremos aprovecharnos de las desgracias de otros
I can't see how he hopes to profit (by it)no veo qué espera sacar (de ello)
C. VT (o.f., also frm or liter) it will profit him nothingno le servirá de nada
D. CPD profit and loss account Ncuenta f de pérdidas y ganancias
profit margin Nmargen m de beneficios
profit motive Nafán m de lucro

profit

[ˈprɒfɪt]
n
(financial)bénéfice m
pre-tax profit → bénéfice avant impôt
to make a profit → faire des bénéfices
to sell sth at a profit → vendre qch à profit
(= advantage) → profit m
His efforts did not bring him much profit → Il n'a guère tiré profit de ses efforts.
modif [growth, increase] → des bénéfices; [announcement] → des bénéfices; [forecast] → de bénéfices profit and loss account, profit warning
vi (= benefit) to profit from sth → profiter de qch, tirer profit de qch

profit

n
(Comm) → Gewinn m, → Profit m (also pej); there’s not much (of a) profit in this businessdieses Geschäft wirft kaum Gewinn or Profit ab; profit and loss accountGewinn-und-Verlustrechnung f; to make a profit (out of or on something)(mit etw) einen Profit or Gewinn machen, (mit etw) ein Geschäft machen; to show or yield a profiteinen Gewinn or Profit verzeichnen; to sell something at a profitetw mit Gewinn verkaufen; the business is now running at a profitdas Geschäft wirft jetzt Gewinn or Profit ab, das Geschäft rentiert sich jetzt; I’m not doing it for profitich tue das nicht, um damit Geld zu verdienen; a with-profits policy (Insur) → eine Police mit Gewinnbeteiligung
(fig)Nutzen m, → Vorteil m; to turn something to profitNutzen aus etw ziehen; you might well learn something to your profitSie können etwas lernen, was Ihnen von Nutzen or Vorteil ist
vt (liter)nutzen, nützen (sb jdm), von Nutzen sein (sb für jdn); what does it profit a man if …was nützt es dem Menschen, wenn …
vi (= gain)profitieren (by, from von), Nutzen or Gewinn ziehen (by, from aus)

profit

:
profit-making
adj organizationrentabel; (= profit-orientated)auf Gewinn gerichtet
profit margin
nGewinnspanne f
profit motive
nGewinnstreben nt
profit-seeking
profit-sharing
nGewinnbeteiligung f; profit schemeGewinnbeteiligungsplan m

profit

[ˈprɒfɪt]
1. n (Comm) → profitto, utile m, guadagno (fig) → profitto, vantaggio, beneficio
profit and loss account → conto profitti e perdite
to make a profit out of or on sth → ricavare un utile da qc
to sell sth at a profit → vendere qc con un utile
2. vi to profit by or from sthricavare beneficio da qc

profit

(ˈprofit) noun
1. money which is gained in business etc, eg from selling something for more than one paid for it. I made a profit of $8,000 on my house; He sold it at a huge profit.
2. advantage; benefit. A great deal of profit can be had from travelling abroad.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈprofited
(with from or by) to gain profit(s) from. The business profited from its exports; He profited by his opponent's mistakes.
ˈprofitable adjective
(negative unprofitable) giving profit. The deal was quite profitable; a profitable experience.
ˈprofitably adverb

profit

رِبْح zisk profit Gewinn κέρδος beneficios taloudellinen voitto bénéfices dobitak guadagno 収益 이익 winst fortjeneste zysk lucro прибыль vinst ผลกำไร kazanç lợi nhuận 利润

profit

n. beneficio, ganancia; ventaja.
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HK$ in millions) For the 6 months ended 31 December 2008 2007 Revenue HK$1,186 HK$1,159 Gross profit HK$595 HK$579 Gross profit margin 50% 50% Porfit for the period attributable HK$52 HK$40 to equity holders Basic EPS attributable to HK3.
Figure 1: The V-Formula[SM] (Sales/Investment x Operating Porfit Margin - Portion Financed x Interest Rate - Maintenance CapEx/Investment)/Portion of Equity * = Current Pre-Tax ROE * Portion of Equity is equal to 1 - Portion Financed V-Formula Variable Shot Number 1 Sales 1, 2, 3, 4 2 Investment 5 3 Operating Margin 1,2,3,4 4 Portion Financed 6 5 Interest Rate 6 6 Maintenance CapEx % 4
Their sales are over $2 billion/yr, and they have $200-million porfit after taxes, which is very respectable.