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paper profitnoun [C or U]

uk   us  
a ​profit that is ​shown in ​financialrecords but has not ​yet been made by a ​company, ​especially because it is ​waiting for ​payments it is ​owed: The ​company made a ​paperprofit last ​year, but they still got ​rid of six ​employees.
(Definition of paper profit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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paper profitnoun [C or U]

uk   us   (also paper gain) FINANCE
an ​increase in the ​value of an ​investment, etc. that appears in ​accounts, but that does not involve a ​realincrease in ​cash, for ​exampleshares that have ​risen in ​value but that have not been ​sold: The ​company has 1 million ​shareoptions which are showing a ​paperprofit of about £135,000.
(Definition of paper profit from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “paper profit”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尚未实现的)账面利润…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尚未實現的)帳面利潤, 假想利潤…
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