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Net profit   /nɛt prˈɑfət/   Listen
Net profit

The excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses).  Synonyms: earnings, lucre, net, net income, profit, profits.

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... power, and an influence so decisive, that the most sensible statesman of the reign of Louis Philippe ventured once to say, "Give me twenty good commissaries of police in Paris, and I'll undertake to suppress any government: net profit, ...
— Other People's Money • Emile Gaboriau

... there did not seem to be much danger of getting hurt from abroad. Finally, business was booming as it had never boomed before. The Americans made twelve-and-a-half thousands of millions of dollars out of the war, clear net profit up to the ...
— Flag and Fleet - How the British Navy Won the Freedom of the Seas • William Wood

... occupied at home gain in money. It may be said with entire accuracy that, as a rule, anything in which the women can engage at home, by which something may be earned, will in general be regarded as net profit through out many sections of the land. In the silk districts of Europe, agricultural machinery is very much less employed than with us, and in general every woman who can possibly be spared from other work is ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882 • Various

... of the net profit of the Company allowed to the factors, in addition to the salaries of considerable amount, is a heavy drain, and involves other considerations opposed to rigid discipline, which need not be further touched upon here, ...
— Canada and the States • Edward William Watkin

... francs), which was the ordinary price; in other words, five hundred thousand francs for the season's crop; from this amount a hundred thousand francs would have to be deducted for the cost of cultivation, the glass frames, and the coal; accordingly, there would remain a net profit of four hundred thousand, which would constitute a splendid income for the happy possessor,—'without having to turn out a page of copy,' he used to say. This was nothing; Balzac had a thousand projects of the same sort; but the beautiful thing about this one was that we went together to ...
— Honor de Balzac • Albert Keim and Louis Lumet

... remains, then, what it was, and the additional comforts accruing from the fifty millions saved in the purchase of hats, are the net profit ...
— Sophisms of the Protectionists • Frederic Bastiat

... rewarded him for his humility by occasional treasure-trove. Esther had received a pair of new boots from her school a week before, and the substitution, of the tramp's foot-gear for her own resulted in a net profit of half-a-crown, and kept Esther's little brothers and sisters in bread for a week. At school, under her teacher's eye, Esther was very unobtrusive about the feet for the next fortnight, but as the fear of being found out died away, even her rather morbid conscience condoned ...
— Children of the Ghetto • I. Zangwill

... source of plant-food throughout the season, the application should be liberal. If it is necessary to plant a field that is deficient in fertility, expending labor and money for tillage and seed, the only rational course is to furnish all needed plant-food for a good yield. There may be little net profit from the one crop, but there will be more than could be obtained without the liberal fertilization, and the soil will be better equipped for another crop. This applies, in a notable degree, to fertilization of a wheat ...
— Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement • Alva Agee

... the city of Aomori we started to come down the east coast. An agricultural authority said that the net profit of a dry farm, that is a farm without any paddy, was almost negligible. Because of low prices, cattle keeping had decreased to half what it used to be. (The only cattle I saw from the train were on the road with harness ...
— The Foundations of Japan • J.W. Robertson Scott

... took and sold quite a heap of flour at this rate—sixty thousand barrels to be exact—on which there was a net profit of seven hundred thousand dollars. Then one of those freak things happened that knocked us all silly. Flour just dropped down out of sight. Why? Manipulation. They've got a smart lot out here. The mines had flour enough for the time being; ...
— Gold • Stewart White

... practical reform of all is to make the land more productive, to put it to the most profitable use. By profitable use we do not mean using it so as to bring the owner the largest return in money per acre, aiming at the largest net profit by reducing expenditure as much as possible and growing whatever will fetch the highest price at least cost of production. The really useful object is to lay out and use all the land of the country in such a way as to produce the greatest aggregate of commodities which are of real intrinsic value ...
— Rebuilding Britain - A Survey Of Problems Of Reconstruction After The World War • Alfred Hopkinson

... of our treasurer," said Jepson in closing, "shows a net profit of several million dollars, but I wish to point out our losses. Chief of these is the enormous wastage which comes from shipping our concentrates. There is no doubt in my mind that the Tecolote properties ...
— Rimrock Jones • Dane Coolidge

... Tonopah Stock Exchange lasted just ten days, during which time his smashing, wild-bull game played ducks and drakes with the more stereotyped gamblers, and at the end of which time, having gambled Floridel into his fist, he let go for a net profit of half a million. Whereupon, smacking his lips, he departed for San Francisco and the St. Francis Hotel. It tasted good, and his hunger for ...
— Burning Daylight • Jack London

Words linked to "Net profit" :   profit, portion, percentage, fast buck, gross profit, income, cleanup, accumulation, margin, earning per share, windfall profit, earnings, filthy lucre, dividend, gross profit margin, markup, quick buck, share, part, killing

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