profitability

profitability
profitability prof‧it‧a‧bil‧i‧ty [ˌprɒftəˈbɪlti ǁ ˌprɑː-] noun [uncountable] COMMERCE
the state of producing a profit, or the degree to which an activity, company etc is profitable:

• restructuring proposals to help boost profitability (= increase it )

• Earnings were helped by improved profitability in the fashions division.

• S&P said the lower ratings reflect the bank's declining (= falling ) profitability.

• the company's effort to return its credit card operation to profitability (= make it profitable again )

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profitability UK US /ˌprɒfɪtəˈbɪlɪti/ noun [U]
COMMERCE, FINANCE the situation in which a company, product, etc. is producing a profit: »

The report cited improvement in the bank's profitability in recent years.

profitability of sth »

The performance of each department or activity can be judged as well as the overall profitability of the product.

boost/improve/increase profitability »

It plans a major reorganization of its corporate structure in an effort to boost profitability.

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The directors are satisfied with the current level of profitability and the financial position of the group.

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The company said its restructuring plan is on track to return to profitability in 2011.

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achieve/drive/reach profitability

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corporate/declining/future profitability

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long-term/short-term profitability


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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