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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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"Net profit" Quotes from Famous Books

... a fair price. The daily loss from bureaucratic telephony has become enormous. "One blundering girl in a telephone exchange cost me five thousand dollars on the day of the panic in 1907," said George Kessler. But the Government clears a net profit of three million dollars a year from its telephone monopoly; and until 1910, when a committee of betterment was appointed, it showed no concern at the discomfort ...
— The History of the Telephone • Herbert N. Casson

... 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

... annual expense of maintaining the sementera as a productive property is, therefore, equivalent to 1.75 pesos. This leaves 8.25 pesos net profit when the annual expense is deducted from the annual gross profit. A net profit of 8.25 per cent is about equivalent to the profit made on the 10,000-acre Bonanza grain farms in the valley of the Red River of the North, and the 5,000-acre corn farm ...
— The Bontoc Igorot • Albert Ernest Jenks

... two hundred thousand Europeans have made their home in the Colony, and a few hundred square miles have been subjected to European culture. But as the yearly cost of the occupation is fifteen million of dollars, the net profit cannot be great. Algeria, however, is the safety-valve of France, giving active employment to the idle, the discontented, and the revolutionary; and the Government, on that account, may consider that the money is ...
— Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 73, November, 1863 • Various

... and fifty miles of a city, if you possess ordinary common sense and have the ability to write a readable and understandable letter, you may, from September to April of each year, when other farmers and their wives are consuming instead of producing, earn from fifty to a hundred and fifty dollars net profit each month. You may do this by fattening and dressing chickens for city folks, and by supplying regularly fresh country ...
— How To Write Special Feature Articles • Willard Grosvenor Bleyer

... repaid Murray L50. Apparently (see letter of March 29, 1817) Murray very kindly forewent repayment of the second advance of L50. There was, of course, no obligation to excuse a just debt, but the three issues of "Christabel" had resulted in a net profit of a little ...
— A Publisher and His Friends • Samuel Smiles

... satisfactorily and fighting its way forward to success in the exporting field, how were things getting along in Saskatchewan? With $52,000 and another four or five hundred in loose change tucked away in its hip pocket as the net profit of its first season's operations the new system of co-operative elevators had struck out "on a bee line" for Success and was swinging along at a steady gait, full of confidence. The volume of business handled through ...
— Deep Furrows • Hopkins Moorhouse

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

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