Business / Accounting / Profitability: A company's ability to generate revenues in excess of the costs incurred in producing those revenues.

Profitability Ratios

Business / Finance / Profitability Ratios: Ratios that focus on how well a firm is performing. Profit margins measure performance with relation to sales. Rate of return ratios measure performance relative to some measure of size of the investm MORE

Profitability Index

Business / Finance / Profitability Index: The present value of the future cash flows divided by the initial investment. Also called the benefit-cost ratio. MORE

Risk-Adjusted Profitability

Business / Finance / Risk-Adjusted Profitability: A probability used to determine a 'sure' expected value (sometimes called a certainty equivalent) that would be equivalent to the actual risky expected value. MORE


Business / Finance / P2P: Business slang, usually used in reference to startups or internet startup, refers to 'path to profitability.' MORE

Index Fund

Business / Finance / Index Fund: An investment/trading strategy that exploits divergences between actual and theoretical futures prices. An example is the simultaneous buying (selling) of stock index futures (i.e., S&P 500) while sel MORE


Technology / Computers / Downstream: This term refers to any information that is being received by a computer system. If the information is leaving the computer system it is referred to as 'upstream'. MORE