first-half profit

first-half profit
first-half profit UK US noun [C]
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE a company's profit calculated for the first half of its financial year: »

The company's first-half profit quadrupled as network sales continued to boom.

announce/post/report first-half profits »

The company posted first-half profits of £27m pre-tax, up from £12m last time.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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