Net income

Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
During the quarter, the company took prudent steps such as launching new products and services to supplement its business lines. However, we expect that weak enterprise demand for HP's services will continue to impact HP’s revenues across its...
MarketWatch  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Hardline retailer is expected to post sales growth in the second quarter.
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The Australian  Aug 17  Comment 
ANSELL expects to lift earnings by upwards of 20pc after a previously flagged $US115m restructuring charge led to a significant drop in full-year profit.
New York Times  Aug 17  Comment 
Quarterly earnings numbers from Home Depot, Target and others; a vote on oil-industry taxes in Alaska; possible Fed insights in a speech by its chairwoman; and data on housing starts, consumer prices and global economic recovery.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 17  Comment 
By Itinerant: In our latest article on Trevali Mining (OTCQX:TREVF) we noted that performance of the Santander mine needed monitoring and results needed to improve from Q1 for our bullish thesis to remain intact. The company released Q2 earnings...
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SeekingAlpha  Aug 17  Comment 
By Matthew Dow: At the end of last week, SMTP (NASDAQ:SMTP) reported Q2 earnings ending June 30th, which came in at $0.03/share and revenues of $1.5m. Top line growth was 6% year over year, which is more or less inline with recent results. Bottom...
The Economic Times  Aug 17  Comment 
In case of passenger earnings, there was a growth 16.02 per cent in 2013-14 over the previous year, ECoR General Manager Vishnoi said.
BBC News  Aug 16  Comment 
Average earnings in Scotland will not return to pre-recession levels until at least 2016, Scottish government analysis suggests.  Aug 16  Comment 
It extended warranties on the drivetrain, now matching the batteries
SeekingAlpha  Aug 16  Comment 
By Ben Kramer-Miller: St. Andrew Goldfields (OTCQX:STADF) just reported its second quarter earnings results. The company generated $550,000 in income with operating cash-flow of $5.5 million. Gold production for the quarter fell to 22,500 oz. from...


Net Income is the total amount of profit a company made over a given period of time

Net Income, (sometimes referred to as "net profit", or simply "earnings") is the amount of profit left over after all expenses, including federal and state taxes, have been subtracted. More specifically, it is equal to total revenue less cost of revenue, less operating expenses, less interest expense and income taxes, less or plus extraordinary items, less or plus other items. More simply, it is gross profit minus total operating expenses, minus interest expenses and taxes, plus any other income.

On a very high level, net income can be thought of as all money coming into the company minus all money spent.

Net income is often referred to as "income attributable to common shareholders" or some similar phrase. Net income represents the final net earnings result of the business on an accounting basis, not necessarily a cash basis. It is one of the most frequently tracked metrics because it is an important indicator of how well a company is doing during a particular period. When people refer to the "bottom line" they are talking about a company's net income as it is the last line on the income statement and the most significant number on the statement - arguably of any statement.

Net income is usually divided by the number of shares outstanding to arrive at earnings per share (EPS), the common barometer heard in nearly all financial reports because it provides an individual value to every share exchanged of a company. Most analysts and investors focus on "diluted" earnings per share, which figures in outstanding employee stock options and other equity grants beyond actual shares outstanding in the share markets.

Net Income also appears as the top line of the cash flow statement and represents the starting figure from which Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents is calculated. That saves me. Thanks for being so senslibe!


  • At the close of its fiscal year, Company XYZ reports revenue of $17 million with a cost of revenue of $7 million (equaling a gross profit of $10 million). Operating expenses total $5 million while the company owes $2.5 million in income taxes and $.5 million in interest expenses. The company also reports other income of $2 million. Thus, XYZ's net income for the fiscal year is $4 million. (17 - 7 - 5 - 2.5 - .5 + 2 = 4)
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