Pro forma Earnings

Definition:

Often used in two ways. First, pro forma earnings refers to projections of earnings. This is often used internally or on a road show for an IPO. Second, it refers to a way of reporting earnings that excludes non-recurring items such as restructuring charges, extraordinary items.

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