Business / Finance / Earnings Retention Ratio: A company's profit divided by its number of outstanding shares. If a company earning $2 million in one year had $2 million shares of stock outstanding, its EPS would be $1 per share. In calculating EPS, the company often uses a weighted average of shares outstanding over the reporting term.
Earnings Noun Synonyms: wages, salary, income, compensation, pay, stipend, emolument, proceeds, return, revenue, yield, takings, take
Ratio Adverb Synonyms: proportion, relationship, correlation, correspondence
Health / Health Insurance / Operations Director: Individual who typically oversees claims, management information services, enrollment, underwriting, member services, and office management. MORE
Business / Finance / Options Clearing Corporation (OCC): Applies to derivative products. Financial institution that is the actual issuer and guarantor of all listed option contracts. MORE
Business / Finance / Operationally Efficient Market: Market in which investors can obtain transactions services that reflect the true costs associated with furnishing those services. Also called an internally efficient market. MORE
Health / Health Insurance / Operational Integration: The consolidation into a single operation of operations that were previously carried out separately by different providers. MORE
Business / Finance / Operating Ratio: A ratio that measures a firm's operating efficiency. MORE