first-half

first-half
first-half ˈfirst-half adjective [only before a noun] ACCOUNTING FINANCE
first-half profits, losses, sales etc are ones made in the first six months of the financial year:

• Shares in the UK electronics group increased in price after they reported a 41% increase in first-half pretax profit.

First-half sales grew 11% to $1,025 billion.

— first half noun [singular] :

• Sales were down 5.3% in the first half.

— see also first-quarter

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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