Earnings are basically the financial advantages of the overall performance of a company. For an overview of the financial characteristics of a company, various other more technical terms are sometimes used as EBITDA and EBIT. They are basically the profits made by the business on a monthly basis.
The first step in determining the Earnings that should be reported to the Annual Financial Statement is the measurement of the weighted Average Cost of Sales for a particular quarter. By doing this, the manager can calculate the average earnings per employee for the entire Company. Other than the Average Cost of Sales, other important earnings measures are the Average Sales Price (ASP), the Controlling Entities Earnings, and the Total Revenues. These four measures are calculated by averaging the value of the sales from the four major channels over the period of one year to the next.
Apart from the above mentioned four measures, there are also other methods that are used in order to calculate the earnings of the company. The Internal Revenue Service, for example, will calculate the taxable and non-taxable income of the Company by subtracting the gross receipts from the gross cash from the Company’s operations. In this way, the gross profit will be calculated. The second method to calculate earnings is the Net Profit and the third method is the gross profit margin. All these methods will be useful in calculating the net profit for the Company.