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profitability

the quality of making a profit; the extent of the profit-making of an enterprise.
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SOCRATES: If then virtue is a quality of the soul, and is admitted to be profitable, it must be wisdom or prudence, since none of the things of the soul are either profitable or hurtful in themselves, but they are all made profitable or hurtful by the addition of wisdom or of folly; and therefore if virtue is profitable, virtue must be a sort of wisdom or prudence?
SOCRATES: And the other goods, such as wealth and the like, of which we were just now saying that they are sometimes good and sometimes evil, do not they also become profitable or hurtful, accordingly as the soul guides and uses them rightly or wrongly; just as the things of the soul herself are benefited when under the guidance of wisdom and harmed by folly?
SOCRATES: I mean that good men are necessarily useful or profitable.
Following a second year of record underwriting profitability with relatively flat prices, insurers are struggling with how to sustain profitable growth.
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Then, through the magic of these technologies, you can see which customers are currently profitable and which are not.
From the hospital's perspective, they see some of their most profitable lines of business moving away, creating a less financially favorable patient mix.
Specifically, he wants to know the most profitable product mix, whether the company has the capacity to meet demand with that mix and the value of adding capacity.
For most CEOs, finding the next wave of profitable growth is at the top of their agenda, along with global sourcing, cost cutting and dealing with Sarbanes-Oxley.
Professional management steers a family-owned group into profitable niches.