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can anyone please tell me the difference between operating income (income from operations) and revenue?

Hi Murphy1954,

Let's start with Revenue vs. Income.

Revenue = Sales

Income = Earnings

- or -

Revenue - Expenses = Income


Operating Income is income from ongoing operations (money made from the actual business, rather than things like investments the company may have).
"A measure of a company's earning power from ongoing operations, equal to earnings before deduction of interest payments and income taxes. also called operating profit or EBIT (earnings before interest and taxes)."


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Keith O'Malley
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