Net profitThe gross profit of a company (total turnover of products sold less costs to purchase or manufacture) less all other expenses. When net profit figures are quoted, the author usually makes it clear whether the figure is before or after tax. In company accounts, the word 'net' is often dropped, so that you simply have 'Profit before tax' and Profit after tax'.
Profit sharing planProfit sharing plan
An incentive system providing that employees share in company profits through a cash fund or a deferred plan used to buy stock or bonds.
Directly Unproductive Profit-Seeking ActivitiesDirectly Unproductive Profit-Seeking Activities
Activities that have no direct productive purpose (neither increasing consumer utility nor contributing to production of a good or service that would increase utility) and are motivated by the desire to make profit, typically from market distortions created by government policies. Examples are rent seeking and revenue seeking. Term coined by Bhagwati (1982).
Profit forecastProfit forecast
A prediction of future profits of a company, which may affect investment decisions.
Profit RangeProfit Range
The range within which a particular position makes a profit. Generally used in refernce to strategies that have two break-even points - an upside break-even and a downside break-even. The price range between the two break-even points would be the profit range.
Profit takingProfit taking
The selling of shares when the price has risen, in order to crystallise trading profits.
Further Suggestionspaper profit
Operating profit margin
Excess profits tax
profit before tax
Risk adjusted profitability
net profit before tax (pre tax profit)
Pretax earnings or profits
Non profit endowment
Accumulated profits tax
profit sharing scheme
Not for profit
Unitised with profit endowment
unitised with profits
net profit after tax
Realized profit (or loss)