profit margin

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n profit margin the ratio gross profits divided by net sales
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Usage

In literature:

He couldn't decide to sacrifice anything as long as he had a margin of profit.
"The Golden House" by Charles Dudley Warner
Indeed, I saw no margin for profit at all.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Complete" by William T. Sherman
Indeed, I saw no margin for profit at all.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
Indeed, I saw no margin for profit at all.
"The Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, Vol. I., Part 1" by William T. Sherman
Hyacinth mentioned a sum which left a fair margin of profit for Mr. Quinn.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
A ration that will simply keep a cow or a hen in good health leaves no margin for profit.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
I had a considerable margin of profit upon the negotiation.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
The people pay no rent, the sub-sheriff, is not only losing his margin of profit but cannot get 150l.
"Disturbed Ireland" by Bernard H. Becker
Still, it would yield him a fair margin of profit.
"Left on the Labrador" by Dillon Wallace
May I ask you what your margin of profit is at your machinery company?
"The White Desert" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Market values leave no margin for profit.
"The Arena" by Various
The general or wholesale market handles fruit in larger quantities, usually with a smaller margin of profit.
"Apple Growing" by M. C. Burritt
Hell, you know the margin of profit there is in trading on these new planets, twenty to one at least.
"A Transmutation of Muddles" by Horace Brown Fyfe
I do expect it to pay this fall a small margin of profit.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Fifth Annual Meeting" by Various
You see that some of these offer a remarkable margin for profit.
"Danger! A True History of a Great City's Wiles and Temptations" by William Howe
But she had already bought, built on, and sold with a margin of profit, three or four other properties.
"The Canadian Girl at Work" by Marjory MacMurchy
There is no wide margin of profit that will admit of a slackening of the pace.
"Village Improvements and Farm Villages" by George E. Waring
When the women have paid the express charges to and from the factory there is little margin left for profit.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
I pushed my luck with reckless daring, turning my profits into margins and new ventures.
"A Summer's Outing" by Carter H. Harrison
There was a handsome margin for profit upon the prices paid for Irene's Court-train and other fineries.
"Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
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In news:

Magnum designs music programs for restaurants, bars and hotels, and often programs them to increase in tempo and volume as the day goes on, and to peak at cocktail hour, when the profit margins are largest.
With the iPhone 5 looming, carriers' profit margins will once again take a big hit.
Total's Adjusted Profit Lifted by Refining Margins.
Phillips 66 has delayed work at its Los Angeles refinery to cash in on record profit margins in California, two people with knowledge of the schedule said.
Profit Margin to Be Under Pressure Through Jan 2014.
Building a profitable service is also difficult because grocery stores have painfully low margins.
China Bank Profit to Slow on Margins, Provisions, Bernstein Says.
CHICAGO – Brisk growth in China and the US, along with higher margins worldwide, helped Yum Brands push its third quarter profit sharply higher, the company said Tuesday.
Alcon had an operating profit margin of 35 percent in 2008 compared with Novartis's 22 percent.
In an economic environment with shrinking profit margins, the key to survival is growth by acquisition.
Shoe Carnival 3rd-Quarter Profit Rose 17% Amid Improved Sales, Merchandise Margins.
Industry is highly competitive with tight profit margins, insiders say.
This pales in comparison to profit margins in just about every other industry.
Huntington Ingalls earnings down as Gulf Coast profit margin slips.
In today's economic climate, greater efficiency can result in higher profit margins and a competitive advantage.
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