American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Existing before tax deductions: pretax income.
- adj. Before the payment of taxes.
“Excluding the compensation expense and other items, the New York-based company posted what it calls pretax distribution earnings of $78 million, or 18 cents a share, down 43% from $138 million a year earlier.”
“The higher the return on capital - which he defines as pretax operating profit divided by the sum of net working capital and net fixed assets - the more effectively a company is using its capital to generate profit.”
“The higher the return on capital-which he defines as pretax operating profit divided by the sum of net working capital and net fixed assets-the more effectively a company is using its capital to generate profit.”
“The higher the earnings yield - which he defines as pretax operating profit divided by enterprise value, or the sum of stock and debt - the more attractive the stock is from a valuation standpoint.”
“Feel real good about earnings power which we define as pretax, pre-provision.”
“The German bank said it was still on track to reach its 2011 goal of earning € 10 billion in pretax profits.”
“The fine of $1.4 billion is less than 7% of the $21 billion in pretax profits for the ten Wall Street firms for the single peak year 2000 out of a multi-year fraudulent scheme of tainted stock research.”
“The third-quarter earnings were hurt by $1.5 billion in pretax impairment charges related to intangible assets acquired through the Wyeth deal, and a $701 million pretax charge for asbestos litigation related to its Quigley Co. unit.”
“With a traditional 401 (k), you put in pretax money and save on 2010 taxes, but all withdrawals in retirement are taxed as ordinary income.”
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