Profit

Definition of profit

profitless

profitwise

Examples of profit in a Sentence

The company made a profit this year.

Profits are up from last year.

There was a rise in profits this year.

The profits from CD sales were donated to charity.

The organization is not run for profit.

The film made $1,000,000 in profit.

The book can be read with profit by anyone who wants to understand how the system works.

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Origin and Etymology of profit

First Known Use: 14th century

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Definition of profit

Examples of profit in a Sentence

It would profit him to take some computer classes.

The company has profited by selling its products online.

He profited greatly from his investments.

The island profits from tourism.

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Financial Definition of PROFIT

What It Is

Profit is the positive gain remaining for a business after all costs and expenses have been deducted from total sales. Profit is also referred to as the bottom line, net profit or net earnings.

How It Works

The formula for profit is:

Total Sales — Total Expenses = Profit

Here is some information about Company XYZ for last year:

Using the formula and the information above, we can calculate that Company XYZ’s profit was:

$2,000,000 — $1,000,000 — $50,000 — $95,000 = $855,000

Why It Matters

Profit is one of the most important measurements in determining the health and success of a business. However, the measurement of profit can vary and should be considered with other factors.

For example, profit varies greatly from company to company and from industry to industry. Because companies vary in size, it is often more appropriate to consider profit as a percentage of sales (profit margin) when comparing one company to another. As well, varying accounting methods can greatly influence profit, and these changes may have little to do with a company’s actual operations.

Changes in profit are the subject of much analysis. In general, high or rising profits are indicative of a successful business while low profits could suggest a myriad of problems, including inadequacies in customer or expense management.

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