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Is net income/profit/cash flow the same thing?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Lounge' started by RandomInvestor, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. RandomInvestor

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    Hey guys so do all these words mean the exact same thing? I was reading up Sirtex Medical, and I can't find net income so I went to net profit (after tax results) did some ratios compared it to some on other websites and it was pretty much spot on, but wanted to make sure that this wasn't just luck and if all these 3 words mean the same thing, man investing is confusing lol.

    Also for ratios do I always use after tax results?
     
  2. McLovin

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    The first two mean the same thing. Cashflow is operating cash flow, from the statement of cash flows.
     
  3. RandomInvestor

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    Damn that was fast! Thanks for the response! Oh wait my title I wrote it wrong, is net income and net profit same thing? I just wrote profit.
     
  4. McLovin

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    Yes. Profit and net profit are pretty much interchangeable. If someone means pre-tax profit they'll describe it as such.
     
  5. RandomInvestor

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    Ah ok thanks alot man much appreciated.
     
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