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headline earnings

noun [plural]
 
 
UK FINANCE
the profits of a company that do not include profits or losses from events that do not happen often, for example the sale of assets: The bank's headline earnings, the best indication of its profits, rose 52 per cent to $1.3billion. →  Compare earnings per share
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