trading profit

Trading profit

The profit earned on short-term trades of securities held for less than one year, subject to tax at normal income tax rates.

Trading Profit

The profit that an investor derives from buying and selling short-term securities, or those that the investor holds for less than one year. Trading profits can be substantial if the investor knows what he/she is doing, but there is a good deal of risk involved. Governments often seek to encourage long-term investment at the expense of short-term, and because of this, trading profit is usually taxed at the (higher) income tax rate instead of the capital gains rate.

trading profit

The income derived from buying and selling a security at a profit within a relatively short-term period.

trading profit

see OPERATING PROFIT.
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* Underlying EPS increased by 42%, reflecting the growth in Underlying Trading Profit, together with the benefit of the tax rate reducing from 34% to 24%.
Trading profit margin expectations, however, have been retained at between 22.8% and 23.2%.
The UK now accounts for just 5% of group trading profit.
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Rupert Soames, chief executive of Serco, said: "Notwithstanding the well-flagged decline in profits compared with the first half of 2016, trading in the first half of 2017 keeps us on track to achieve our expectations for the full year, and represents an improvement in underlying trading profit on the second half of 2016."
Nampaks plastics business increased trading profit by 20 percent on increased revenues and good cost control, while the paper business increased trading profit by 34 percent.
However, it is financial performance--and growing trading profit in particular --that validates whether a practice is performing well to prospective buyers.
One title win, managing director Ross McArthur said: "After a difficult trading year ending 31 May 2015, it is anticipated our club will make a small trading profit this current financial year.
The society has revealed sales in continuing activities of PS670 million for the year to January 26, up 2.9 per cent, on the year before, while trading profit in continuing businesses, before exceptional items, rose by 3.4 per cent to PS24.3 million.
Fiat sharply cut its group targets for the next two years on Tuesday, saying languishing sales in austerity-hit Europe may mean its trading profit in 2014 is a third lower than it targeted two years ago.
In Britain the group's trading profit increased 3.8 per cent to £2.5 billion, while in Asia trading profit rose 29.5 per cent to £570 million.
Net sales for the six months ended June 30 rose 7.1% to 13.6 billion euros ($17.6 billion), while trading profit grew 12% to 541 million euros ($699.7 million).