It's increased profits about seven percent over last quarter.
Some stocks reliably pay dividends, portions of a corporation's profits paid out in cash to its shareholders.
Such crude attempts as were made to prevent rates from being excessive concerned themselves with profits, and were designed to confiscate for the state treasury any earnings beyond a certain prescribed dividend.
The "two" were Charles and Alfred (whose contributions predominated), and who shared the surprising profits, X20.
The municipal council has the disposal of 20% of the annual profits made on produce purchased within the confines of each district.