Define: EBIT

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Definition: EBIT


Quick Summary of EBIT


An abbreviation for “earnings before interest and tax.”



What is the dictionary definition of EBIT?

Dictionary Definition


In accounting and finance, earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) (also known as operating profit) is a measure of a firm’s profit that includes all incomes and expenses except interest expenses and income tax expenses.


Full Definition of EBIT




Examples of EBIT in a sentence


When our company was reporting on its earnings, our directors focused largely on our EBIT, since they felt it was more representative of the companies overall performance.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for EBIT are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 28th December 2018.