Earnings Growth

Earnings Growth

The actual or expected increase in profits over two comparable periods of time. For example, if a company had a $1 million profit in 2009 and a $1.2 million profit in 2010, it is said to have experienced 20% earnings growth.
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Emerging Asia is our preferred region as we expect sales and earnings growth there to be more sustainable.
It has always been said that the reason why some stocks trade at high P/E multiple is because investors are willing to pay a large premium for companies with solid earnings growth.
Earnings growth in the banking sector was driven by Emirates NBD (51.
Muscat: Annual corporate earnings growth in Oman is expected to be 6.
For the first five or six years of the decade, real earnings were essentially fiat; between January 1990 and May 1996, earnings growth fell about 2%.
He points out that at General Electric, former CEO Jack Welch was expected to produce annual earnings growth of 14 percent.
Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), the pharmaceutical giant, had revenue growth of 31% in 2000, long-term earnings growth of about 23%, and a forward P/E of about 35 times earnings.
The rage for technology stocks extended to the Dow, where IBM rose sharply throughout the trading day on expectations it would post solid earnings growth.
He presented results showing the impact of variations in worklife expectancy, income level, the spread between earnings growth and discount rates, the absolute level of earnings growth and discount rates, and marital status on the overcompensation or undercompensation which would result from ignoring tax considerations in the calculation of awards.
All else being the same, however, expectations of earnings growth can provide keen insight into why the common stocks of similar companies trade at different multiples.
Construction related companies and conglomerates also had clocked an earnings growth of 16 per cent and 12 per cent respectively, the latest study reveals.

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