inventory profit

Inventory Profit

In accounting, the increase in value of an asset during the time it is held. Inventory profit may occur through appreciation, but it is most often the result of inflation. That is, the increase in the asset's value is usually the result of the reduction in the value of the currency. Inventory profit is typically only a minor piece of a company's total profit. See also: LIFO, FIFO.

inventory profit

Profit that results from the increase in value that assets undergo during the time they are held in inventory. Inventory profit, ordinarily due to general inflation, is not considered to be of high quality because it is incidental to the firm's main business. See also first-in, first-out, last-in, first-out.
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In Panel A of Exhibit 4 for Year 1, the first entry records P's 80 percent share ($40) of S's reported income of $50; the second entry reduces subsidiary income and P's investment by 80 percent of the unrealized inventory profit of $20.
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Management says that the declines in the segment's operating profits before the special charges largely reflected the slowdown in drug price increases, which reduced the company's ability to benefit from inventory profits.
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