result

result
/rɪ'zʌlt/ noun
1. a profit or loss account for a company at the end of a trading period
The company’s results for last year were an improvement on those of the previous year.
2. something which happens because of something else
What was the result of the price investigation?
The company doubled its sales force with the result that the sales rose by 26%.
the expansion programme has produced results has produced increased sales
payment by results being paid for profits or increased sales
verb
to result from to happen because of
We have to fill several vacancies resulting from the recent internal promotions
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‘…the company has received the backing of a number of oil companies who are willing to pay for the results of the survey’ [Lloyd’s List]
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‘…some profit-taking was noted, but underlying sentiment remained firm in a steady stream of strong corporate results’ [Financial Times]

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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