earnings before taxes

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Earnings before taxes (EBT)

A financial measure defined as revenues less cost of goods sold and selling, general, and administrative expenses. In other words, operating and nonoperating profit before the deduction of income taxes.

Earnings Before Taxes

A measure of a company's ability to produce income on its operations in a given year. It is calculated as the company's revenue less its expenses (such as overhead), but not subtracting its tax liability. EBIT represents cash available to pay off creditors in the event of liquidation, and, as such, it is closely watched, especially when comparing companies in jurisdictions with different tax laws. However, it is not as common a measure as earnings before interest and taxes.

earnings before taxes

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Turnover for construction operations was NOK 4,747 million (4,285) and earnings before tax were NOK 116 million (87) in Q2.
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Don Danks, iMergent's chairman and chief executive officer, stated, "While we achieved our fiscal 2005 goals of revenue to grow approximately 40 percent and earnings before tax growth to be greater, earnings in the fiscal fourth quarter declined versus a year ago.
ALRG announces record earnings before tax of $2,213,397 for the year ended December 31, 2004, an increase of 12% compared to $1,972,163 for the same period ending December 31, 2003.

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