And prices and profits
represent signals for the marketplace.
When possible, depreciation deductions and gains and losses on sales should be timed to show profits
in two years during a seven-year period.
This simple insight, that price should be based on value and not cost, is the first step to recovering hidden profits
External Forces Affecting Profitability Harvard economist Michael Porter identified the five external forces that best explain the ability of an industry to generate profits
in his book Competitive Strategy (1980).
As a result, banks focus on immediate distribution (commission) income, while "leaving on the table" significant money generated through underwriting profits
that take longer to materialize.
Mulling over price/earnings ratios gives Eley an idea of just how the stock market has thrown itself at a stock or neglected it altogether, and how much of a premium the investing world has tied to a company's profits
In other words, you don't want to find yourself in a situation where you're trying to maximize profits
at the system level because you have an ownership interest in it.
Today's managed care transformation is still generating high profits
for HMOs, and money is being spent to increase market share through acquisition, mergers, and new entries.
CEOs should keep their eyes on profits
, not market share.
But there is less than unanimous agreement on just what profits
are to be maximized.
482-1T(c)(4)(ii)(C) provides that lower production costs in a taxpayer's geographic market may justify higher profits
"only where the location savings would increase the profits
of uncontrolled taxpayers operating at arm's-length, given the competitive positions of buyers and sellers in that market.