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English definition of “operating profit”

operating profit

noun [C or U]     ACCOUNTING
a company's profit from its normal business activities, not including any earned from investments or sales of assets, calculated by taking operating expenses away from gross income : Last year, they made an operating profit of $17m on revenues of $1.54 billion.
(Definition of operating profit noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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