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profitability

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Business basics
profitabilityprof‧it‧a‧bil‧i‧ty /ˌprɒfətəˈbɪləti $ ˌprɑː-/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BBPROFITwhen a business or an activity makes a profit, or the amount of profit it makes 🔊 a decline in company profitability
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profitabilityThe objectives of a marketing department are directed towards the attainment of corporate aims, such as profitability growth and social responsibility.That consulting group came to realize earlier than others how important market share was to corporate profitability.Assumptions about the rate of payment by debtors may have a significant bearing on the expected profitability of the project.So the level of investment depends on expectations about future profitability.They plan to increase profitability by making the factory more efficient.Examples of typical financial ratios are as follows: The above are tests of profitability.Like all other endeavors so far attempted in space, the limiting factor on profitability of space resource use is transportation cost.Bookbinding and library bookselling also made favourable contributions to profitability.Subsequently, the company agreed to independent auditing and has returned to profitability.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprofitabilityprof‧it‧a‧bil‧i‧ty /ˌprɒfətəˈbɪlətiˌprɑː-/ noun [uncountable]COMMERCE the state of producing a profit, or the degree to which an activity, company etc is profitablerestructuring proposals to helpboost 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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