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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpre-taxpre-tax /ˌpriː ˈtæks◂/ adjective  pre-tax profits or losses are the profits or losses of a company before tax has been taken away Pre-tax profits fell 26.6% to £3.1 million.pre-tax adverb
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pre-taxIn the first six months of 1992, member firms' pre-tax aggregate profits totalled £131 million.The criterion is the number of years before the pre-tax cash receipts from the project pay back the capital invested.Next in line was information services with 6.4% median turnover growth and 12.3% pre-tax growth.At the pre-tax level, profits were down 90.0% at £160,000.The pre-tax loss was £2.1m, down from £3.8m last time.Invesco saw pre-tax profit drop 23 p.c. to £14.5m in the year to December, after an exceptional item of £16.6m.Despite a further weakening of demand, St Ives managed to hold pre-tax profits at £10.1m in the six months to January.Interim figures unveiled yesterday show a 16% leap in pre-tax profits to £95m and are at the top end of market forecasts.Pre-tax profitsThere will not be a final dividend. Pre-tax profits in 1988 were £5.3m.Costs Pre-tax profits in the year ending March 31 collapsed to £40.7m from £95.7m previously.
From Longman Business Dictionarypre-taxˈpre-tax (also pretax) adjective [only before a noun] a company’s pre-tax profit, loss etc is calculated before tax is taken awayLatest quarter net loss of $256.7 million includes $400 million pretax restructuring charge.
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