1. ## revenue vs. yield

Is revenue and yield exactly the same?

A little context:

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

2. ## 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.

3. ## 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.

4. ## 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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