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paper profitnoun [C or U]

uk   /ˌpeɪ.pə ˈprɒf.ɪt/ us   /ˌpeɪ.pɚ ˈprɑː.fɪt/
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.
(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 real increase in cash, for example shares that have risen in value but that have not been sold: The company has 1 million share options which are showing a paper profit 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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