Profit is defined as the financial benefit realized when the revenue generated by a business activity exceeds the expenses, costs, and taxes associated with the activity in question.

Profits are returned to business owners, who can choose to pocket the money, distribute it to shareholders as dividends, or reinvest it back into the company.

Gross profit, operating profit, and net profit are the three major types of profit that can be found on the income statement. Each profit type provides analysts with additional information about a company’s performance, particularly when compared to other competitors and time periods.

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