profit margin

noun

Definition of profit margin

: the difference between the cost of buying or making something and the price at which it is sold The company has one of the highest/lowest profit margins in the industry.

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“Profit margin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/profit%20margin. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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