Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “paper profit”

See all translations

paper profit

noun [C or U] uk   us  
a profit that is shown in financial records but has not yet been made by a company, especially because it is waiting for payments it is owed: The company made a paper profit last year, but they still got rid of six employees.
Translations of “paper profit”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尚未實現的)帳面利潤, 假想利潤…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尚未实现的)账面利润…
(Definition of paper profit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of paper profit?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “paper profit” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

glacial

made or left by a glacier

Word of the Day

Let’s celebrate! (words and phrases for parties)

by Kate Woodford,
December 17, 2014
​​​ With Christmas and New Year almost upon us, we thought it a good time to look at the language of parties and celebrations. First, let’s start with the word ‘party’ itself. To have or throw a party or, less commonly, to give a party is to arrange a party: We’re having a

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More