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Windfall

A sudden, unexpected profit or gain. A windfall may occur, for example, after a company announces an earnings surprise and its stock consequently jumps significantly. Companies may also experience windfall when demand for their products skyrockets; for example, an umbrella manufacturer may see windfall during an especially rainy year. See also: Windfall shares, Windfall tax.

windfall

An unexpected profit or gain. An investor holding a stock that increases greatly in price because of an unexpected takeover offer receives a windfall.
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Some windfalls, such as gambling winnings and lotteries, are subject to automatic withholding.
The $350 "FAS 123(R)" DTA (relating to the $1,000 compensation expense previously recorded, multiplied by the company's income tax rate) is reversed to deferred tax expense, and an "NOU' DTA is created, regardless of which method is used to determine the realization of windfalls.
Susan Bradley, the author of Sudden Money: Managing a Financial Windfall, says that one challenge of newfound wealth is dealing with all the emotional issues surrounding money--including other people's unrealistic expectations.
A further variable windfall will be paid based on how long people have held their policies and how big they are.
HUNDREDS of Scottish Widows policy-holders have been asked to hand back windfall payments made by mistake.
The windfalls were supposed to be paid last August but some people have not yet received their cheques or even a reply to letters of complaint.
But this new wave of payouts could be the final harvest for many "carpetbaggers" - streetwise investors who move their money around looking for windfalls.
1 billion, triggering pounds 240 windfalls for AA members, the company announced today.
This Article defines windfalls as economic gains independent of work, planning, or other productive activities that society wishes to reward.
Windfalls will start being paid between June and September next year, but NPI's policyholders must first vote on the deal.
But when these asset windfalls stop, household net worth will have to start growing once again the old-fashioned way--by the postponement of current consumption and the resumption of normal savings rates.
A healthy credit profile empowers consumers with more reliable and consistent financial freedom than occasional windfalls, enabling them to access funds when they really need them.