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profitability

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌprɒfɪtəˈbɪlɪti/
COMMERCE, FINANCE the situation in which a company, product, etc. is producing a profit: The report cited improvement in the bank's profitability in recent years.profitability of sth The performance of each department or activity can be judged as well as the overall profitability of the product.boost/improve/increase profitability It plans a major reorganization of its corporate structure in an effort to boost profitability. The directors are satisfied with the current level of profitability and the financial position of the group. The company said its restructuring plan is on track to return to profitability in 2011. achieve/drive/reach profitability corporate/declining/future profitability long-term/short-term profitability
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