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Earnings Before Taxes (EBT)
Definition: A financial measure defined as revenues less cost of goods sold and selling, general, and administrative expenses. In other words, operating and nonoperating profit before the deduction of income taxes.
Earnings Momentum
Definition: An increase in the earnings per share growth rate from one reporting period to the next.
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
Definition: A company's profit divided by its number of common outstanding shares. If a company earning $2 million in one year had 2 million common 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. The one-year (historical or trailing) EPS growth rate is calculated as the percentage change in earnings per share. The prospective EPS growth rate is calculated as the percentage change in this year's earnings and the consensus forecast earnings for next year.
Earnings Response Coefficient
Definition: A measure of relation of stock returns to earnings surprises around the time of corporate earnings announcements.
Earnings Retention Ratio
Definition: Plowback rate.
Earnings Surprises
Definition: Positive or negative differences from the consensus forecast of earnings by institutions such as First Call or IBES. Negative earnings surprises generally have a greater adverse effect on stock prices than a reciprocal positive earnings surprise.
Earnings Yield
Definition: The ratio of earnings per share, after allowing for tax and interest payments on fixed interest debt, to the current share price. The inverse of the price-earnings ratio. It is the total twelve months earnings divided by number of outstanding shares, divided by the recent price, multiplied by 100. The end result is shown in percentage terms. We often look at earnings yield because this avoids the problem of zero earnings in the denominator of the price-earning ratio.
Ease Off
Definition: A minor and/or slow decline in the price of a market.
Easy Money
Definition: See: Tight money
Eating Stock
Definition: When an underwriter can't find buyers for a stock and therefore has to buy them for his own account.
Definition: See: Earnings Before Taxes
Definition: The two-character ISO 3166 country code for ECUADOR.
Definition: See: Export Credit Agency