Definition of operating profit in English:

operating profit


  • A profit from business operations (gross profit less operating expenses) before deduction of interest and taxes.

    ‘Each year, the airport allocates one per cent of its gross operating profits to arts sponsorship.’
    • ‘This has helped to both hedge its sterling assets as well as creating a sterling based interest expense which offsets sterling operating profits.’
    • ‘During the same period, gross operating profits increased from 22 to 35 percent.’
    • ‘In the first half of '05, our operating profit has exceeded the profits we made for the full year of '01.’
    • ‘The resort has made a gross operating profit for the last two years.’
    • ‘It explains why, notwithstanding the apparent operating profit shown in the profit and loss account, no tax was payable.’
    • ‘It generated operating profits in excess of £20m in 2002 on turnover of £165m.’
    • ‘The company enjoys steady revenues and makes an operating profit, but has yet to publish full accounts.’
    • ‘Look at the relationship between its operating profits and its interest bill: if operating profits are not three times the interest bill or more, watch out!’
    • ‘Many companies routinely booked capital gains from cross-shareholdings as operating profits too.’
    • ‘It is a gauge of the residual wealth of a business, when its cost of capital is deducted from its operating profit.’
    • ‘There could be some pleasant news with respect to operating profits as revenues continue to grow and margins increase.’
    • ‘The personal systems or PC unit pumped out $6.2m in revenue and an operating profit of $62m in the quarter.’
    • ‘EVA, or economic profit, is defined as the net operating profit after tax minus the cost of capital used to generate the profit.’
    • ‘Aberdeen have announced an operating profit of £130,000 before non-cash items and interest.’
    • ‘It recorded operating profits of €19 million and pre-tax profits of €15 million in 2001.’
    • ‘This treatment indicates that the cost of interest was not treated as an expense, but rather as a distribution of operating profits to debtholders.’
    • ‘He said the company's profits would be down slightly from an operating profit of €3.7 million in 2001.’
    • ‘This year it announced a 27% drop in operating profits.’
    • ‘Back then convenience foods made up just 30% of operating profits.’
    financial gain, gain, return, returns, payback, dividend, interest, yield, surplus, excess