Q: but it can also mean no profits (BEANIE BABIES ANYONE?). とはどういう意味ですか?
A: This makes a specific reference to the late 90’s Beanie Baby craze.

It means that the speculation and expectation for return in investment could be a big mistake.

A Beanie Baby was a type of miniature stuffed animal, that was stuffed with beans. The ty company released limited edition beanie babies and some of them sold on the 2nd hand market for outrageous prices, for instance “Valentino the bear at $42,000”.

Because they could be bought cheaply, this caused many people to believe they could buy low and sell high. This lead to the market being flooded with beanie babies, and many people left with excess stock unable to sell them.
Q: but it has also kept profits in the form of RETAINED EARNINGS and built up its CASH RESERVES とはどういう意味ですか?
A: It saved money
Q: profits とはどういう意味ですか?
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Q: profits とはどういう意味ですか?
A: profits means to make money. mostly used in business.


Q: profits と proceeds はどう違いますか?
A: proceeds: money made from a specific event or activity.

profits: money gained from anything

i believe this is correct. proceeds are usually used when talking about charities. “all proceeds from my shop will go to [ charity ].”

Q: profits と advantages はどう違いますか?
A: We stand to profit off of this investment of time and energy.

We're going to gain advantages by investing this time and energy.

The profits refer to eventual monetary gains, but the advantages could be social, emotional or any kind of gain.
Q: generate profits と make profits はどう違いますか?
A: They mean exactly the same thing.
Q: profits と revenue はどう違いますか?
A: profit is included in revenue. it is the actual money that you make.
Q: profits と benefits はどう違いますか?
A: @GabiW: profit - what (money/gains) you make overall
eg. You spend $10 on clay. You make a little whistle with the clay. You sell it for $15. You've made a $5 profit.

benefit - advantage or good thing you get from doing something
eg. Paid vacation and free health insurance can be given to you as job benefits (Your job allows you to have them; they're your benefits of working there).
another eg. The benefit of having kids is that they draw you cute pictures sometimes


Q: "Their profits get plowed back into a pool to pay subscribers’ claims."

I'm not understanding the meaning of pool in this sentence. And get powed back means what?
A: it means the money earned by the business is used to pay subscribers for something the subscribers say is owed to them.
Q: we were created greater profits この表現は自然ですか?
A: We have created greater profits
Q: hello, would you read it to me please?
"If you help create the profits, you should be able to share in them, not just executives at the top."
A: soory if my pronounciation is wrong :"(
**or my sentence is wrong**
Q: On top of making profits, business owners should also should social obligations, such as supporting environmental projects and education initiatives. この表現は自然ですか?
A: instead of saying should again, you can say
On top of making profits, business owners should also have social obligations, such as supporting environmental projects and education initiatives.