operating income

Definition

A measure of a company's earning power from ongoing operations, equal to earnings before deduction of interest payments and income taxes. also called operating profit or EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes).

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If you want to budget out everything properly then you will need to know what your full operating income is.

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A company often makes decisions based off of their operating income instead of after tax earnings because tax amounts can change from year to year.

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The operating income of our company was adversely affected by stagnant revenues combined with greater selling and administrative expense during the recent fiscal year.

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