Net Profit

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Definition: Net Profit

Quick Summary of Net Profit

Sales minus cost of sales minus all administrative and selling costs.

What is the dictionary definition of Net Profit?

Dictionary Definition

Net profit is the gross profit (revenue minus cost of goods) minus operating expenses and all other expenses, such as taxes and interest paid on debt.

Examples of Net Profit in a sentence

Net profit was up 26.3%.
In the first quarter, net profit more than doubled to 2.34 million pounds.
The net profit was up 10 percent on sales.
The balance of the profit and loss account represents the net profit or loss for the accounting period.
Analysts believe the company’s net profit has probably halved within the last year, to around 200 million dollars.
The net profit margin is around 2.4 to 2.6 percent.
Can you tell me the company’s net profit for the last quarter?
Fujitsu stated that it had expected to break even in 1993-94, with nil net profit.
The preliminary figures were well below many analysts’ predictions at just 146 million in net profit.
Qualicorp have announced a net profit of just £19,312 for last year.

Synonyms For Net Profit

net income, bottom line, net result, net earnings, net gain

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Net Profit are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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