profit warning

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profit warning

n
(Commerce) a public announcement made by a company to shareholders and others warning that profits for a stated period will be much lower than had been expected
Translations
Gewinnwarnung
avertissement sur les résultats
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LISTED companies in the West Midlands issued an increased number of profit warnings during 2017, new research reveals.
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firms issuing voluntary disclosures of profit warnings prior to a quarterly earnings per share announcement during the 1995 to 2009 period.
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