# Which is equal to NI?

Net income is equal to? A) EBIT - EBT + \$Interest + tax%*EBT B) EBIT - \$Interest - EBIT * tax% - \$Interest * tax% C) EBT + \$Interest * (1-tax%) D) EBT * (1-tax%) + \$Interest (1-tax%)

hmmm… I’d guess A

B Takes into account taxes on EBIT and taxes on interest, so that’s my guess. I would try to justify mathematically, but would probably fail and I’m out the door to work anyways! Good question though, definitely made me think for a bit (hopefully think enough so that I chose the correct option). EDIT - 5 seconds later and I think I’m wrong. I think taxes on interest are wrong here - being that they are tax deductible and all. Have to think this through a bit more. -Stillwagon

A. EBIT 10 EBT 9 so intrest = 1 tax rate .35 10 - 9 +1 + (9 * .35) = 5.15 or EBIT - interest = EBT * (1-t) = ni 10 - 1 = 9 * .65 = 5.15

interesting that my math somehow worked in my head… data mining i guess

D

B should be the answer. EBIT - \$Interest - EBIT * tax% - \$Interest * tax% Let’s condense this shall we? EBIT - Interest = EBT EBIT * tax% - \$Interest * tax% = (EBIT - Interest) * Tax = EBT * Tax NI = EBT - (EBT * Tax) Remember Interest is tax deductible (that is also why debt financing is cheaper than equity).

D

intelectual propert belongs to me…I made it up, but looks good

Dreary Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > intelectual propert belongs to me…I made it up, > but looks good Nice one Dreary, but which one is the correct?

last call!

I don’t like any of them

neither one

EBIT - \$Interest - EBIT * tax% - \$Interest * tax% This would work if the last term was added, not substracted

Something is missing, either () or + instead of - Answer should be B since “EBIT * tax% - \$Interest * tax%” is just EBT * tax% So NI = EBIT - interest - tax

D. EBT (1-T) + the interest tax savings of I(1-T) is what goes to the bottom line. and after 5 sec. i take that back.

map1 is right as usual… answer well explained by toniwestern, but it should have been “+” at the end. Sorry for that. But now with the correcetd version, it should be good for understanding EBIT, EBT, etc, and will be good for undertanding DuPont. Should be: EBIT - \$Interest - EBIT * tax% + \$Interest * tax% Don’t get upset if you tried, it is worth the effort !

darn…it was a good question if not for that “+” sign…

ahh yes it should be the plus sign - good catch. I hope you’re not the person who actually designed the questions for this June’s CFA1 exam, else I’ll be screwed! haha