Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Existing before tax deductions: pretax income.

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  • adj. Before the payment of taxes.

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Examples

  • The title pretax margin was 11.6%, including realized losses, a 100-basis-point increase over the prior year and essentially flat with the second quarter of this year.

  • 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.

    Fortress swings to loss

  • 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 Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • 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.

    Forbes.com: News

  • 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.

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  • Feel real good about earnings power which we define as pretax, pre-provision.

    SeekingAlpha.com: Home Page

  • The German bank said it was still on track to reach its 2011 goal of earning € 10 billion in pretax profits.

    Deutsche Bank Posts Loss on Postbank Effects

  • 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.

    Stock Market Regulation, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • 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.

    Pfizer Profit Declines 70% On Merger, Litigation Costs

  • 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.

    Deadlines Loom For Tax-Saving Accounts

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