Net Income

Indicator Description

Because income is reported on the Income Statement of a company and is measured in dollars some investors prefer to use Profit Margin, which measures income as a percentage of sales.

Net Income 
 = 
(Rev + Gain) 
-  
(Exp + Loss) 

Net income is the profit of a company for the reporting period, which is derived after taking revenues and gains and subtracting all expenses and losses. Net income is one of the most-watched numbers by money managers as well as individual investors.

Net Income In A Nutshell

Net income is a number you want to monitor for stability or growth. Depending on the company and what they are doing, that number can drop but it should be for reasons such as acquisitions or new equipment. To calculate net income, you will take the company’s whole revenue number and subtract business expenses and operating costs to get a number pre tax. From there you can take out taxes and arrive at the net income number. Taxes are important to watch as well as you want to see favorable tax numbers over the long haul.

Income for a business is important and net income can help by eliminating taxes and more, giving you a true total of income. For example, if you make $10,000 and tax is 10%, your net income would be $9,000. Net income also goes by other names such as earnings or profit attributable. This number is used in the EPS or earnings per share calculation that allows investors to compare apples to apples.

Closer Look at Net Income

Similar to revenue, this will let you gauge whether or not that company is growing or shrinking and if there is potential into the future to make money. MacroAxis has a plethora of tools and research material to help you take this number to a whole other level. Comparing net income across companies can help you find which ones are growing, but you have to ensure they are in the same space and close to the same size because net income growth for a growing company could be exponential compared to an established one. Fundamental research is crucial to investing and net income is one of the more important numbers.

Other Suggestions

Analyzing currently trending equities could be an opportunity to develop a better portfolio based on different market momentums that they can trigger. Utilizing the top trending stocks is also useful when creating a market-neutral strategy or pair trading technique involving a short or a long position in a currently trending equity.

Trending Themes

If you are a self-driven investor, you will appreciate our idea-generating investing themes. Our themes help you align your investments inspirations with your core values and are essential building blocks of your portfolios. A typical investing theme is an unweighted collection of up to 20 funds, stocks, ETFs, or cryptocurrencies that are programmatically selected from a pull of equities with common characteristics such as industry and growth potential, volatility, or market segment.
Macroaxis Index
Invested over 200 shares
Impulse
Invested over 20 shares
Marketing
Invested few shares
Check out your portfolio center. Note that this page's information should be used as a complementary analysis to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Headlines Timeline module to stay connected to all market stories and filter out noise. Drill down to analyze hype elasticity.

Other Complementary Tools

Equity Analysis
Research over 250,000 global equities including funds, stocks and ETFs to find investment opportunities
Money Managers
Screen money managers from public funds and ETFs managed around the world
Transaction History
View history of all your transactions and understand their impact on performance
Global Correlations
Find global opportunities by holding instruments from different markets
CEO Directory
Screen CEOs from public companies around the world