# Talk:Earnings before interest and taxes

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### "Statement of Income" example table

The current figure uses numbers with odd endings (such as \$20,438), shouldn't it be something more generalized? Cocoaguy ここがいいcontribstalk Review Me! 02:57, 17 July 2009 (UTC)

I don't necessarily think so, actually. I was able to figure it out pretty well, the only thing that I had a beef with was the functions going on in the table. For example, look at the table rows labeled "Operating Income" and "Non-operating Income." The figures of those rows are \$3,225 and \$130 (respectively) and they are both added together to get the figure in next row ("Earnings before Interest and Taxes"): \$3,355. Now look at the rows "Earnings before Interest and Taxes" and "Net interest expense/income." THEIR figures are \$3,355 and \$145 (respectively), but this time the \$145 is subtracted from the \$3,355.
Wouldn't it be easier on readers if the figures indicative of expense or debit were marked as such with a negative sign? For example, instead of "\$145" for "Net interest expense/income", you'd see "-\$145". Why not that? That had me a bit confused as I was interpreting the table. - A Pickle (talk) 02:08, 21 January 2010 (UTC)
Working out what the table means is an exercise in arithmetical deduction. It would be nicer if it were better structured to show how each of the elements is derived from previous figures. A block diagram that shows boxes and arrows might be better than a table; alternatively use more columns in the table so that each successive calculation can be shown in a new column in such a way that it is obvious how it is calculated. FreeFlow99 (talk) 09:37, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
What are "Financial Income" and "Financial Expense"? These need to be defined for the rest of the table to be meaningful. FreeFlow99 (talk) 10:14, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

### First sentence really correct?

"[EBIT]is a measure of a firm's profit that excludes all the expenses except interest and income tax expenses." It ALSO excludes interest and income tax expenses, doesn't it? 65.215.68.222 (talk) 15:15, 22 May 2014 (UTC)

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