Net income growth

The Economic Times  Sep 9  Comment 
There will be periods of consolidation and periods of correction and then possibly periods of intermittent moves. So it will be right to look for a small correction.  Aug 26  Comment 
HAEMATO AG: Strong sales and earnings growth in the first half of 2014 DGAP-News: HAEMATO AG / Key word(s): Interim Report/Half Year Results HAEMATO AG: Strong sales and earnings growth in the first half of 2014 26.08.2014 /...
The Australian  Aug 24  Comment 
HEALTH insurer NIB has delivered a modest lift in full-year earnings and is forecasting rising profit in the year ahead.
The Economic Times  Aug 19  Comment 
'We have been recommending it. If you see the business model for Atul, in terms of earnings, they have been growing consistently.'
The Economic Times  Aug 12  Comment 
The market will look up for the Q2 numbers till the time it does not form an opinion about earning FY15 and FY16, says Rakesh Tarway.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 8  Comment 
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Forbes  Aug 6  Comment 
Not even a 10% earnings jump could save Time Warner from the Game of Thrones style blood bath Rupert Murdoch set into motion Tuesday.
The Globe and Mail  Aug 5  Comment 
Corporate earnings come with a wrinkle
Forbes  Aug 4  Comment 
More importantly, production growth came primarily from liquids, which are priced higher than natural gas that led to a positive volume-mix effect. In addition, higher benchmark commodity prices also led to an increase of around $3.35 or almost 5%...


Net income growth is the annualized rate of growth over the previous year's net income

Net income growth is the percentage gain (or loss) in net income over time. It is a good indicator of the rate at which companies have grown profits . Stocks with higher net income growth rates are typically more desirable than those with lower net income growth rates.

Investors are particularly enamored by companies with net income growth in the double digits, or greater than 10% growth, and equally important are those companies that have accelerating earnings growth. More mature firms will have lower, more constant levels of growth and typically compensate investors with greater dividends instead of a high growth rate.

When calculating net income growth for multi-year periods, net income growth is usually compounded.


  • Company XYZ earned $-1 million in 2007. In 2008, they earned $1.35 million. Company XYZ has 35% net income growth. (.35 / 1)

Net Income Growth Calculation on Wikinvest

Wikinvest calculates net income growth as the growth of trailing twelve months of net income. The treatment is different from Yahoo! Finance which calculates quarterly year-over-year growth. The following example will illustrate the difference:

' 2006 2007 2008

Q2 2008 is the most recent quarter. In this case, Yahoo! Finance would calculate net income growth as -15.5% [(120-142)/142].

Wikinvest, on the other hand would calculate the growth as 11.2%. This is because wikinvest calculates the growth based on the net income generated in the last twelve months. In this case, Q3 07, Q4 07, Q1 08 and Q2 08. Specially, it is calculated as:

Net Income growth = ((120+144+170+140)-(142+104+140+130))/(142+104+140+130) = 11.2%

Taking the growth based on trailing twelve months of net income mitigates undue fluctuations that affect a single quarter.

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