What is profitable?

  • (adj): Providing profit.
    Example: "A profitable conversation"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on profitable:

British Caledonian In The 1980s - Falklands War and Re-entry Into The Charter Market
... to follow suit resulted in the loss of the most profitable parts of BCal's South American network, especially Buenos Aires — its most profitable destination in that part of the world — and ... Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia did not generate sufficient traffic to be profitable on their own, even after a reduction in frequencies ...
The Profitable Growth Paradox
... Profitable Growth hides in fact a contradiction in terms, one often speaks of the Profitable Growth paradox ... The only way out of the Profitable Growth paradox is through innovation ...
Indiana Mammoth Internal Improvement Act - Aftermath
... had taken the public works expecting that they could be quickly completed and become profitable, but were disappointed to discover that not to be ... Its tolls covered its operating costs, but it was never profitable ... The Madison Indianapolis Railroad was instantly profitable and went on to expand and connect to several other cities ...
Profitable Growth
... Profitable Growth, a term most often used by CEOs when describing their firm's strategic objective ... Profitable growth is the combination of profitability and growth, more precisely the combination of Economic Profitability and Growth of Free cash flows ... Profitable growth is aimed at seducing the financial community it emerged in the early 80’s when shareholder value creation became firms’ main objective ...
Small Is Profitable
... Small is Profitable The Hidden Economic Benefits of Making Electrical Resources the Right Size is a 2002 book by energy analyst Amory Lovins and others ... Small is Profitable was named 'Book of the Year' by The Economist magazine ...

More definitions of "profitable":

  • (adj): Promoting benefit or gain.
    Example: "A profitable meeting to resolve difficulties"
  • (adj): Yielding material gain or profit.
    Example: "Profitable speculation on the stock market"
  • (adj): Productive of profit.
    Example: "A profitable enterprise"
    Synonyms: fruitful

Famous quotes containing the word profitable:

    I have always believed helping your fellow man is profitable in every sense, personally and bottom line.
    Mario Puzo, U.S. author, screenwriter, and Francis Ford Coppola, U.S. director, screenwriter. Michael Corleone (Al Pacino)

    On the most profitable lie, the course of events presently lays a destructive tax; whilst frankness invites frankness, puts the parties on a convenient footing, and makes their business a friendship.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Cities need old buildings so badly it is probably impossible for vigorous streets and districts to grow without them.... for really new ideas of any kind—no matter how ultimately profitable or otherwise successful some of them might prove to be—there is no leeway for such chancy trial, error and experimentation in the high-overhead economy of new construction. Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings. New ideas must use old buildings.
    Jane Jacobs (b. 1916)