earnings earnings  /ˈɜr nɪŋz/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
  2. (n) something that remunerates

Usage(s):

  1. That said, a plumber's earnings vary widely depending on the region in which they work and whether a plumber owns a business that employs others.
  2. To the golden flood of third-quarter earnings, a few new nuggets were added.

News

  1. Earnings schedule for week of 6/24/2013

    Major companies scheduled to report quarterly earnings next week: Monday No major announcements expected. Tuesday Barnes & Noble Inc. reports quarterly financial results. Walgreen Co. reports quarterly ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Earnings Preview: Walgreen to report 3Q results

    Walgreen Co. will report its fiscal third-quarter earnings on Tuesday, and analysts will be looking for updates on how the nation's largest drugstore chain is digesting two major acquisitions it announced ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Earnings roundup: Kroger, Rite Aid

    Among the earnings stories for Thursday, June 20, from AP Business News: — The Kroger Co. has raised its outlook for the year after the country's largest traditional supermarket chain reported a stronger ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Where necessary, to address this challenge, banks should retain earnings, turn to the market to strengthen further their capital bases or take full advantage of government support measures for recapitalisation," said Trichet.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Jean-Claude Trichet Source: BusinessWeek

  2. In a statement, ExxonMobil Chairman Rex W. Tillerson said, "ExxonMobil's full year 2007 net income and earnings excluding special items were a record $40,610 million ($7.28 per share), reflecting strong results in all business segments."
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Rex Tillerson Source: AHN

  3. "Although some people will report that Wal-Mart has had record sales and earnings, our underlying operating performance this quarter is not what we expect of ourselves, and not what our shareholders expect of us," President and Chief Executive...
    on Aug 14, 2007 By: Lee Scott Source: Wall Street Journal

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