Profit centerA division of an organization held responsible for producing its own profits.
Trading profitTrading profit
The profit earned on short-term trades of securities held for less than one year, subject to tax at normal income tax rates.
Profit marginProfit margin
Operating profit as a percentage of sales (or turnover). To calculate profit margin, multiply operating profit by 100, and divide the result by turnover.Example: Company X made an operating profit of £500m on a turnover of £3,000m. Profit margin was therefore (500 x 100) / 3000= 16.66%Profit margin tells you about the underlying profitability of a company's trading activities, not whether it is actually making money for shareholders. Note that it is calculated before taking account of interest charges or tax.
Profit GraphProfit Graph
A graphical representation of the potential outcomes of a strategy. Dollars of profit or loss are graphed on the vertical axis, and various stock prices are graphed on the horizontal axis. Results may be depicted at any point in time, although the graph usually depicts the results at expiration of the options involved in the strategy.
Profit shiftingProfit shifting
The use of government policies to alter the outcome of international oligopolistic competition so as to increase the profits of domestic firms at the expense of foreign firms. This is a key element of strategic trade policy.
Windfall profitWindfall profit
A sudden unexpected profit uncontrolled by the profiting party.
Further SuggestionsZero profit
net profit before tax (pre tax profit)
Not for profit
Directly Unproductive Profit-Seeking Activities
net profit after tax
Non profit endowment
Profit sharing plan
pre tax profit
Gross profit margin
Unitised with profit endowment
Excess profits tax
unitised with profits
Operating profit margin