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English definition of “gross operating profit”

gross operating profit

noun [C or U]     ( abbreviation GOP) ACCOUNTING
a company’s profit from selling goods or services in a particular period before costs not directly related to producing them, for example interest payments and tax, are subtracted: As the dollar rose, gross operating profits of companies exporting to the United States increased.
(Definition of gross operating profit noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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