Drawbacks of Profit Maximization
Profit maximization objective consists of certain drawback also:
(i) It is vague: In this objective, profit is not defined precisely or correctly. It creates
some unnecessary opinion regarding earning habits of the business concern.
(ii) It ignores the time value of money: Profit maximization does not consider the
time value of money or the net present value of the cash inflow. It leads certain
differences between the actual cash inflow and net present cash flow during a
particular period.
(iii) It ignores risk: Profit maximization does not consider risk of the business
concern. Risks may be internal or external which will affect the overall operation
of the business concern.

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