income

Definitions (2)

1. For corporations, revenues minus cost of sales, operating expenses, and taxes, over a given period of time. Income is the reason corporations exist, and is often the single most important determinant of a stock's price. Income is important to investors because it gives an indication of the company's expected future dividends and its potential for growth and capital appreciation. That does not necessarily mean that low or negative earnings always indicate a bad stock; for example, many young companies report negative income as they attempt to grow quickly enough to capture a new market, at which point they'll be even more profitable than they otherwise might have been.
also called earnings.
2. For individuals, money earned through employment and investments.

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The company I am working for has been doing all they can to increase income. They are trying to increase sales, find better investments, and reduce their taxes.

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The stock price began to drop rather quickly as it became clear that the company was losing income rather quickly.

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I had a really great income and it really helped me out because I made a lot of money and could use it however I wished.

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