result
noun
  1. a profit or loss account for a company at the end of a trading period

    Example

    The company's results for last year were an improvement on those of the previous year.

  2. something which happens because of something else

    Examples

"...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]

"...some profit-taking was noted, but underlying sentiment remained firm in a steady stream of strong corporate results" [Financial Times]

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