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profitability

the PROFIT earned by a firm in relation to the size of the firm, measured in terms of total ASSETS employed, long-term capital or number of employees. See RETURN ON CAPITAL EMPLOYED.

profitability

the PROFIT earned by a firm in relation to the size of the firm, measured in terms of total ASSETS employed, long-term capital or number of employees. See RETURN ON CAPITAL EMPLOYED.
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SOCRATES: If then virtue is a quality of the soul, and is admitted to be profitable, it must be wisdom or prudence, since none of the things of the soul are either profitable or hurtful in themselves, but they are all made profitable or hurtful by the addition of wisdom or of folly; and therefore if virtue is profitable, virtue must be a sort of wisdom or prudence?
SOCRATES: And the other goods, such as wealth and the like, of which we were just now saying that they are sometimes good and sometimes evil, do not they also become profitable or hurtful, accordingly as the soul guides and uses them rightly or wrongly; just as the things of the soul herself are benefited when under the guidance of wisdom and harmed by folly?
SOCRATES: I mean that good men are necessarily useful or profitable.
Then, my blessed Thrasymachus, injustice can never be more profitable than justice.
Natural selection can act only by the preservation and accumulation of infinitesimally small inherited modifications, each profitable to the preserved being; and as modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continued creation of new organic beings, or of any great and sudden modification in their structure.
But I begged him as a personal favour to me not to let any reason prevent him from accepting the place, if he really liked the employment and would not be giving up anything that was more profitable to him.
If all the pupils are little ragamuffins, I'm afraid your crop won't be profitable in a worldly sense, Mr.
Screw carries on the profitable trade of informer, in London.
Following a second year of record underwriting profitability with relatively flat prices, insurers are struggling with how to sustain profitable growth.
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Then, through the magic of these technologies, you can see which customers are currently profitable and which are not.