profit

(redirected from profits)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to profits: Accounting Profits

profit

the amount by which income exceeds expenditure.

profit sharing
profit sharing between a professional and a lay person is illegal in most countries because it is considered to be improper for a nonveterinarian to have any authority over the quality and style of the work of a professional person.
References in periodicals archive ?
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.