Definition of profit center in English:

profit center

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  • A part of an organization with assignable revenues and costs and hence ascertainable profitability.

    ‘One of the reasons I'm so optimistic about the music business going forward is that the actual promotional cost center becomes a profit center in and of itself.’
    • ‘With their expanding power, many retailers were treating traditional co-op as a profit centre, diverting funds to offset operating costs.’
    • ‘This concerns investors because the programs are becoming a huge profit center for retailers.’
    • ‘The headquarters is a holding company in that it serves as a profit centre, and does not otherwise direct activities at the periphery.’
    • ‘He's probably already got a better ‘in’ with the CEO, as he's a profit center, not a cost center.’
    • ‘The problem with relying upon just one profit center is that a single profit center can go up, or it can go down.’
    • ‘After all, customer service is a cost, not a profit center, and if you can cut those costs, you win.’
    • ‘At first, the policies were a big profit center for the industry.’
    • ‘As a vice president, I oversaw multiple businesses in beauty care and led our largest profit center in North America to the best results we'd had in a decade.’
    • ‘For the Chicago bank, the mortgage program is a big profit center.’
    • ‘Donovan, however, now runs the biggest profit centre in the bank and is said to be making a big mark in his job as head of wholesale banking.’
    • ‘A good employee can become a new profit center - driving sales, helping others succeed, giving your business a better reputation, and making the office a better place to be.’
    • ‘Can you foresee that the U.S. will become a major profit center?’
    • ‘The Internet allows you to outsource those to a company, industry or entity that has actually converted that to a profit center.’
    • ‘As a result, he says, pension plans are now effectively a profit center.’
    • ‘The promotion has become the only profit center for the major carriers today.’
    • ‘Subprime can be a huge profit center, with spreads of 12 percentage points or higher.’
    • ‘Salaries were set low, but now each manager could earn a bonus pegged to the earnings of his profit center.’
    • ‘Even today, the agency actually looks like a profit center in the federal budget.’
    • ‘The Smith & Wesson product line has always been a profit center for retail gun dealers.’


profit center

/ˈpräfət ˈsen(t)ər/ /ˈprɑfət ˈsɛn(t)ər/