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    revenue vs. yield

    Is revenue and yield exactly the same?

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    After the big loss last year it looks like the company is going to make some revenue/yield this year. (invented this sentence myself)

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: revenue vs. yield

    I would say "..... the company will see revenue this year."

    Anyway, I came across this site:

    http://www.asean-hotelworks.com/The%...anagement.html

    where I found an interesting explanation about revenue vs yield.

    Regards.
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    Re: revenue vs. yield

    I recommend you exercise caution when using these words. Depending on context, they may begin to look to a reader as synonomous with Profit, yet they are not always so. A business may very well have lots of Yield and/or Revenue, but make little or no Profit.

    Bottom Line: If you mean Profit, then say Profit or be careful to define what you mean if you want to substitute Yield.

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    Re: revenue vs. yield

    *Not an Economist or Accountant.*

    Yield is often expressed as a percentage. It's related to the amount of money used to make the profit.
    1. Let's take a company that has a business capital of 1 million dollars, and they make an income of $100,000 in a year, with costs of $40,000.
    Their revenue is $100,000; their gross profit is $60,000; the yield [before income tax] is 60,000/1,000,000 = 6%.

    2. If I have 1,000 shares in a company, and the company pays a dividend of 10c/share, I receive a revenue of $100. The % yield would depend on the price of the shares at that time. If shares were at $2.50, my yield is 100/2500 = 4%

    At least that's one definition of yield; there are others.

    Also see here.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yield_(finance)

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