LeoGlossary: Profit

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The result of revenues after expenses, costs, and taxes. This is known as the profit.

Any profits can be used for:

can be distributed to shareholders owners can pocket the cash money can be reinvesting in the business

Investors are always concerned about profit and how effective a corporation is at generating it.

In financial markets, participants are also able to realize a profit. This can come from a trade or investment, where the asset is sold for more money than it was purchased for.

Some assets that people might realize a profit on:

stocks bonds commodities derivatives cryptocurrency collectibles real estate antiques

Of course, if one sells an item for less than purchased, this is registered as a loss.

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