earning power

Earning power

Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) divided by total assets.
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Earning Power

1. See: Earnings per share.

2. The ability of a company to make a profit on its operations. There is no single way to estimate a company's earning power, and indeed it varies from company to company. For example, a well-established company's earning power may be best estimated by its dividend yield. On the other hand, one may determine a start-up's earning power through other metrics, like return on assets.
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earning power

1. The earnings that an asset could produce under optimal conditions. For example, AT&T may currently be earning $2.50 per share; however, under optimal conditions each share could have earnings of $3.75.
2. The expected yield on a security.
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The royalties on his ignition device for gasolene-engines had mounted up while he lay in prison, and year by year the earning power of his invention increased.
In testing the null hypothesis that there is no relationship between earning power (ERP) as measured by each of the independent variables at the .05 significance level, the null hypothesis can be rejected for net profit margin (NPM), total asset turnover (TAT), return on investment (ROI), and long-term debt to equity (LTD).
Three hundred thousand dollars is the capitalized value of his earning power. Even if we forget all emotionalism--forget about [that man] as a father and husband but think only in terms of dollars and cents--if a man dies at age 35 with that $300,000 uncollected, the dollar loss is just as great as though a $300,000 building had burned to the ground uninsured.
Nick Lachey, 32, also wants to be supported by the blonde beauty after her earning power soared in Hollywood.
The bachelor's degree is still the gold standard of basic earning power. But these days, more than half of high school graduates are turning to community colleges for their postsecondary education.
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Her love for him diminished at the same rate as his status and earning power.
The Rugby Football Union believe they are close to finalising the agreement with the players' representatives over image rights which will boost the earning power of international players.
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