What are earnings?

  • (noun): Something that remunerates.
    Example: "They saved a quarter of all their earnings"
    Synonyms: wage, pay, remuneration, salary
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Earnings are the net benefits of a corporation's operation. Earnings is also the amount on which corporate tax is due. For an analysis of specific aspects of corporate operations several more specific terms are used as EBIT -- earnings before interest and taxes, EBITDA - earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization.

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... Fundamental analysts consider past records of assets, earnings, sales, products, management, and markets in predicting future trends in these indicators and how they may affect a company’s ... equivalents, consists of two components Current value ratios, such as the price-earnings (P/E) ratio and price-book (P/B) ratio ... the multiple, gives investors an idea of how much they are paying for a company’s earning power ...
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... EAR Effective annual rate EAY Effective Annual Yield EBIT Earnings before interest and taxes EBITDA Earnings before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization ...
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... A Leave and Earnings Statement, generally referred to as an LES, is a document given on a monthly basis to members of the United States military which documents their pay ... civil service receive a similar document each pay period, but it is instead called a Statement of Earnings and Leave ...
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... The use of intellectual property generates non-routine profits ... Those are often an order-of-magnitude greater than routine earnings ...
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... Carrie Cunningham's career earnings on the professional tour totaled $318,541. ...

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