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Profits and Profitability

Youssef Cassis

in Big Business

Published in print July 1999 | ISBN: 9780198296065
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596056 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198296061.003.0004
 Profits and Profitability

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Compares the profits and profitability of the largest British, French and German companies. The analysis is based on net published profits. Given their larger size, British companies tended to generate higher profits than their continental counterparts throughout the twentieth century. They have proved more profitable, consistently achieving a higher return on equity.

Keywords: Britain; France; Germany; large firms; profitability; profits; return on equity

Chapter.  9188 words. 

Subjects: Economic History

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