Business / Taxes / Core Earnings: Standard & Poor's (S&P) developed the core earnings measure to give investors a more uniform way to compare earnings numbers. Otherwise, it may be difficult to compare numbers since companies often use different formulas to calculate their earnings. Core earnings differs in several ways from more traditional measures of earnings. Most notably, they treat company stock options as an expense and exclude any income that comes from the company's pension fund investments.
Core Noun Synonyms: essence, marrow, heart, pith, gist, quintessence, sum and substance
Core Adjective Synonyms: centre, heart, middle, nucleus, inside(s)
Earnings Noun Synonyms: wages, salary, income, compensation, pay, stipend, emolument, proceeds, return, revenue, yield, takings, take
Business / Debt / Lower Earnings Limit: The level of income at which employees start to pay Class 1 National Insurance contributions. MORE
Business / Finance / Low Price-Earnings Ratio Effect: The tendency of portfolios of stocks with a low price-earnings ratio to outperform portfolios of stocks with high price-earnings ratios. MORE