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English definition of “profit forecast”

profit forecast

noun [C]    
ACCOUNTING a calculation of a company's possible future profit in a particular period made by its managers or by analysts (= people who study companies ' financial performance ): The company cut its profit forecast for the current financial year by £25m.
(Definition of profit forecast noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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