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headline earningsnoun [plural]

uk   us   UK FINANCE
the ​profits of a ​company that do not ​includeprofits or ​losses from ​events that do not ​happen often, for ​example the ​sale of ​assets: The bank's ​headlineearnings, the best ​indication of its ​profits, ​rose 52 ​percent to $1.3billion.
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