Earnings Before Interest and Tax (EBIT)
The total of company gross revenue, less total expenses. Tax and interest costs are not counted.
Earnings per Share
A measure of a company’s performance, calculated by dividing the company’s net operating profit after-tax by the number of shares on issue.
Eligible Termination Payment
A lump sum payment from a superannuation fund, rollover fund, or an employer on termination of employment. If the recipient is under 65, payment can be paid into a superannuation fund, an ADF or a deferred annuity, to defer and/or minimise tax liability. This expression is no longer used for superannuation payments.
Developing countries that are experiencing or expect to experience higher growth over a number of years relative to more mature, developed economies. Brazil, Russia, India and China are considered emerging markets.
Employee Contributions (After Tax)
Contributions made (usually voluntarily) by employees from after-tax income.
The contributions paid by employers in accordance with legislation that requires employers to contribute to their employee’s superannuation fund to help reduce the strain on taxpayers to fund the retirement of senior Australians. Some employers pay higher contributions than required by law, either under Industry Awards or Employment Agreements, or just as per the terms of a negotiated wage or salary agreement with an individual employee or group of employees.
An identification code/number combination assigned by Mclowd to every transaction entered into the system. Letters at the start of the ID indicate the transaction type and method used to record it (e.g. INnnnn is an income transaction, EXnnnn is an expense transaction). Underlined IDs link to the detailed transaction and can be clicked to view or reverse it. See Section 2.4.1 GETTING STARTED: MISTAKES AND CORRECTIONS ―MCLOWDS EDITING METHODOLOGY
Stocks or shares.
Shareholders must purchase shares before the ex-date to be eligible for dividends. The ex-date is the date on which shares are quoted ‘without dividends’ included ―usually the fourth business day before the company closes its books.
A term meaning ‘without dividend’. The share price quoted on the basis that the seller, not the buyer, is entitled to the current dividend on the share. Ex-dividend is the opposite of ‘cum dividend’.
The purchase of shares without the right to purchase additional shares at a price below the current market price.
Exchange Traded Fund (ETF)
A managed fund that tracks a market or sector index and is traded on a securities exchange like shares.
A fee that may be charged by some funds when you make a full or partial withdrawal of your super.
Expected Rate of Return
The weighted average of all possible returns on an asset or portfolio. The weights represent the probabilities that the outcomes will occur.