SidharthBadlani In: 1. Financial Accounting > Accounting Terms & Basics What is Gross profit versus net profit? What is Gross profit versus net profit? Share Facebook You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* Remember Me! Forgot Password? Need An Account, Sign Up Here 1 Answer Voted Recent Ishika Pandey Curious ca aspirant 2023-02-05T12:58:18+00:00Added an answer on February 5, 2023 at 12:58 pm This answer was edited. Definition Gross profit is the excess of the proceeds of goods and services rendered during a period over their cost, before taking into account administration, selling, distribution, and financial expenses. When the result of this computation is negative it is referred to as gross loss Formula : Total Revenues – Cost Of Goods Sold Net profit is defined as the excess of revenues over expenses during a particular period. When the result of this computation is negative it is called a net loss. Net profit may be shown before or after tax. Formula : Total Revenues – Expenses Or Total Revenues – Total Cost ( Implicit And Explicit Cost ) The basic difference between gross profit and net profit is that gross profit estimates the profitability of a company whereas net profit is to show the performance of the company. Key points of Gross Profit Some of the key points of as for gross profits follows : • Stage of calculation: Gross Profit is calculated in the first stage of the Final Account. • Purpose of calculation: It is calculated to know the total profit earned during the particular accounting • Type of balance: Gross Profit shows the credit balance of the Trading Account. • Dimension: It is a narrow concept as it is a part of Net Profit. • Treatment: It is not treated directly in the balance sheet. It is transferred to the Profit And Loss Account. Key points of Net Profit Some of the key points of as for gross profits follows : • Stage of calculation: Net Profit is calculated in the second stage of the Final Account. • Purpose of calculation: It is calculated to know the net profit earned during the particular accounting • Type of balance: Net Profit shows the credit balance of the Profit And Loss Account. • Dimension: It is a wider concept as it includes Gross Profit. • Treatment: It is treated directly in the balance sheet by adding or subtracting from the capital. Examples Now let me explain to you by taking an example which is as follows : In a business organization there were the following data given as purchases made Rs 73000, inventory, in the beginning, was Rs 10000, direct expenses made were Rs 7000, closing inventory which was Rs 5000, revenue from operation during the period was Rs 100000. Then, COST OF GOODS SOLD = Purchases + Opening Inventory + Direct Expenses – Closing Inventory. = Rs ( 73000 + 10000+ 7000- 5000) = Rs 85000 GROSS PROFIT = REVENUE – COST OF GOODS SOLD = Rs ( 100000 – 85000 ) = Rs 15000 Now from the above question keeping the gross profit same if the indirect expenses of the organization are Rs 2000 and the other income is Rs 1000. Then, NET PROFIT = GROSS PROFIT – INDIRECT EXPENSES + OTHER INCOMES = Rs ( 15000 – 2000 + 1000) = Rs 14000 Conclusion So here I conclude that gross profit is the difference between revenues from sales and/or services rendered and its direct cost. Whereas net profit is after the deduction of total expenses from the total revenues of the enterprise. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Related Questions What are some examples of deferred revenue expenses? Are brands intangible assets? What comes in debit side of Realisation account? What is recorded in the Realisation account? What is not included in Realisation account? What is recorded on the credit side of a Realisation account? Can accounts payable have a debit balance?