The term profile is from the 1650s, "a drawing of the outline of anything," from older Italian profilo "a drawing in outline," from profilare "to draw in outline," from pro "forth" (from PIE root *per- (1) "forward") + filare "draw out, spin," from Late Latin filare "to spin, draw out a line," from filum "thread."
An International Company Profile (ICP) is a background report on a specific company prepared by commercial officers of the US Commercial Service at American embassies and consulates. The report includes information on the company, year established, relative size, number of employees, general reputation, territory, language capabilities, product lines handled, principal lines handled, principal owners, financial references, and trade references. Use a profile to match with customers globally.
Listening to heat, draw an outline of summer, spin the thread of life