A profit is money you make, as opposed to money you lose. Also, anything good profits you — it benefits you.
When we talk about profits, we're talking about coming out ahead. Businesses need to make a profit — money — or they'll have to fire employees, cut expenses, and maybe go out of business entirely. If more money is coming in than going out, that's a profit. Profit also means a benefit. For example, you could profit from playing baseball even if you made no money from it. Getting exercise and fun would profit anybody quite a bit.
n the advantageous quality of being beneficial
n the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
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earning per share
the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock
profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it
a very large profit
fast buck, quick buck
quick or easy earnings, "they are traders out to make a fast buck"
gross profit, gross profit margin, margin
(finance) the net sales minus the cost of goods and services sold
the amount added to the cost to determine the asking price
(finance) profits that are not paid out as dividends but are added to the capital base of the corporation
that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders; usually paid quarterly
fund, stock, store
a supply of something available for future use
backlog, reserve, stockpile
something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
a dividend paid in stock rather than in cash
a dividend paid in addition to the regular dividend
a dividend paid to compensate shareholders for losses resulting from a change in the dividend schedule
short for dividend; especially one paid by a cooperative society
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the financial gain (earned or unearned) accruing over a given period of time
v derive a benefit from
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cash in on
take advantage of or capitalize on
make an unreasonable profit, as on the sale of difficult to obtain goods
capitalise, capitalize, take advantage
draw advantages from
enlarge one's holdings on an exchange on a continued rise by using paper profits as margin to buy additional amounts
clear, net, sack, sack up
make as a net profit
v make a profit; gain money or materially
- turn a profit
make neither profit nor loss
lose, turn a loss
fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
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line one's pockets
make a lot of money
turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny
make a satisfactory profit
make a big profit; often in a short period of time