Profit Rate: Annual Earnings per share after taxes as a percentage of shareholders' equity capital per share at corporate book value at the beginning of the year.
Profitablity Stability: The complement of the standard deviation of annual profit rates from those which would have be plotted on reconstructed regression slope lines.
Pre-Tax Earnings Or Profits: Net income before federal income taxes are subtracted.
Pre-Tax Rate Of Return: Gain on a security before taxes.
Potassium Citrate: Chemical used in blue and green toners.
Portfolio Turnover Rate: For an investment company, an annualized rate found by dividing the lesser of purchases and sales by the average of portfolio assets.
Prime Rate: The rate a lender charges its best customers. The rate is calculated differently by each lender.
Principal Exchange-Rated-Linked Securities (PERLS): A debt instrument with its principal and interest denominated in U.S. dollars, but with principal repayment depending on the exchange rate of the U.S. dollar against a foreign currency.
Profit And Loss Account: An account made up of revenue and expense accounts which shows the current profit or loss of a business (ie. whether a business has earned more than it has spent in the current year). Often . . . View Full Definition
Profit And Loss Statement: A detailed statement of income and expenses of a business that reveals the operating position of the business over a period of time. Commonly referred to a P&L.