"The Profits" refers to two bands. 1)
The Profits were a Boston punk band (1999-2005). The Profits lyrics dealt with a range of issues they found important: from the blood and blind patriotism of war, to the strength of people who resist and make a positive change for the future. http://www.theprofits.org/ 2)
Or the more popular act, hailing from Madison, Wisconsin. The Profits gained popularity throughout the college crowd with solid songwriting, that blended together rich vocal harmonies. The band has disbanded, but members can be found in the band 'We the Living.