The positive gain from an investment after subtracting all expenses.
Operating costs of a business, which are tax deductible. To qualify as a business expense, the cost must be ordinary, accepted and common in that business' trade and necessary, appropriate and useful in operating the business.
A corporation's repurchase of its own outstanding stock. May be done to repel a hostile takeover attempt or as a means to increase earnings by eliminating the number of outstanding shares.