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Yielding profit; advantageous: an investment that was barely profitable.

prof′it·a·bil′i·ty, prof′it·a·ble·ness n.
prof′it·a·bly adv.
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Noun1.profitableness - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
advantage, vantage - the quality of having a superior or more favorable position; "the experience gave him the advantage over me"
auspiciousness, propitiousness - the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
2.profitableness - the quality of affording gain or benefit or profitprofitableness - the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit
gain, profit - the advantageous quality of being beneficial
unprofitability, unprofitableness - the quality of affording no gain or no benefit or no profit
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SEAVOY, supra note 27, at 41; see also JOSEPH AUSTIN DURRENBERGER, TURNPIKES: A STUDY OF THE TOLL ROAD MOVEMENT IN THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC STATES AND MARYLAND 104 (1931) (analyzing numerous turnpike shareholder lists and concluding that "subscribers were usually more interested in the possible benefits the new lines of communication would bring than in the profitableness of their investment"); Klein & Majewski, supra note 28, at 469 ("Landowners, merchants, and farmers struggled to finance turnpikes, not so much in hopes of company dividends but in hopes of improved transportation, stimulated commerce, and higher land values.
But only a comprehensive economical analysis can give an answer about the profitableness of this kind of production.
125) argues that Keynes's treatment of the process by which current output is produced is flawed precisely because he views that process as "an integral whole in which only the prices paid at the beginning for the factors of production have any bearing on its profitableness.
To evaluate through the profitableness of the company, three elements are necessary for the calculation: