earnings

earnings
/'ɜ:nɪŋz/ plural noun
1. salary, wages, dividends or interest received
High earnings in top management reflect the heavy responsibilities involved.
The calculation is based on average earnings over three years.
compensation for loss of earnings payment to someone who has stopped earning money or who is not able to earn money
2. money which is earned in interest or dividend
3. the profit made by a company
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‘…the US now accounts for more than half of our world-wide sales. It has made a huge contribution to our earnings turnaround’ [Duns Business Month]
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‘…last fiscal year the chain reported a 116% jump in earnings, to $6.4 million or $1.10 a share’ [Barrons]

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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