profit center


Definition of profit center

: a part of a corporation or its product line that is an important source of profits

Examples of profit center in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What if machines could be your profit center and economic driver? Art Malkov, Forbes, 11 Nov. 2021 People managing a profit center must make tradeoffs between sales growth and the cost of achieving that growth in order to drive higher profits. Gregory Milano, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The strategy used to turn an IT department from a cost center to a profit center would require restructuring and reorganizing. Mario Janschitz, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Still, Amazon doesn’t see shipping as a profit center, and is likely willing to accept lower shipping profit margins than UPS. Kelly Yamanouchi, ajc, 13 Apr. 2022 But this could be offset by further growth in output from the plant in Shanghai, the company’s key profit center, says Jefferies analyst Philippe Houchois. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 22 Mar. 2022 The same goes for insurance, another dealer profit center. Paul A. Eisenstein, NBC News, 3 Feb. 2022 And while many fast food chains see their value menus as more of a traffic driver than a profit center for the businesses, Hackbardt says Del Taco sees profits in its $2 menu. Megan Leonhardt, Fortune, 26 Jan. 2022 The union is represented by Mandell and Barnes, who are part of Law Forward, a liberal non-profit center based in Madison that focuses on voting issues. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of profit center

1955, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2022

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“Profit center.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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