What is revenue?

  • (noun): The entire amount of income before any deductions are made.
    Synonyms: gross, receipts
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In business, revenue or turnover is income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. In many countries, such as the United Kingdom, revenue is referred to as turnover. Some companies receive revenue from interest, royalties, or other fees. Revenue may refer to business income in general, or it may refer to the amount, in a monetary unit, received during a period of time, as in "Last year, Company X had revenue of $42 million." Profits or net income generally imply total revenue minus total expenses in a given period. In accounting, revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top. This is to be contrasted with the "bottom line" which denotes net income.

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Revenue Sharing - In US Taxation
... United States government revenue sharing was in place from 1972-1986 ... Congress gave an annual amount of federal tax revenue to the states and their cities, counties and townships ... Revenue sharing was extremely popular with state officials, but it lost federal support during the Reagan Administration ...
Government Revenue
... Government revenue includes all amounts of money (i.e ... Large governments usually have an agency or department responsible for collecting government revenue from companies and individuals ... Government revenue may also include reserve bank currency which is printed ...
Rajarajan - Administration
... Rajaraja carried out a revenue and settlement during the final years of his reign ... (a land measure) was measured and assessed to revenue ... The revenue survey enabled for the confiscation of lands of the defaulting landlords ...
Playboy Online
... the 3 business segments and accounts for 60% of corporate revenue (2005, 3Q06) ... Playboy Online is the fastest growing revenue line item in Playboy Enterprises ... Its revenue comes from both online subscriptions to Playboy Cyber Club and from E-commerce, which includes internet advertising ...

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