EARNINGS Definition

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EARNINGS is a term that refers to the financial capacity of a corporation to make distributions to shareholders other than return of capital, e.g., dividends. See also RETAINED EARNINGS.

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ORIGINAL FACE is the the face value (original principal amount) of a security, generally a mortgage- or asset­-backed security, as of its issue date.

VALUE MANAGEMENT is the application of established techniques to help define and refine business need, delivery strategy and the best value concept by setting customer objectives and values and determining success criteria for the project.

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