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Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE:LVLT)
Pretax Income
$759 Mil (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Pretax income is the income that a company earns before paying income taxes. Level 3 Communications Inc's pretax income for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was $217 Mil. Its pretax income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was $759 Mil. Level 3 Communications Inc's pretax margin was 10.67%.

During the past 13 years, Level 3 Communications Inc's highest Pretax Margin was 10.30%. The lowest was -26.61%. And the median was -6.56%.


Definition

This is the income that a company earns before paying income taxes.

Level 3 Communications Inc's Pretax Income for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2015 is calculated as

Pretax Income=Operating Income+Non-Recurring Items+Interest Expense+Interest Income+Other
=1331+-407+-642+1+0
=283

Level 3 Communications Inc's Pretax Income for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Pretax Income=Operating Income+Non-Recurring Items+Interest Expense+Interest Income+Other
=354+1+-139+1+0
=217

Level 3 Communications Inc Pre-Tax Income for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 134 (Dec. 2015 ) + 218 (Mar. 2016 ) + 190 (Jun. 2016 ) + 217 (Sep. 2016 ) = $759 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

Level 3 Communications Inc's Pretax Margin for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

Pretax Margin=Pretax Income/Revenue
=217/2033
=10.67%

During the past 13 years, Level 3 Communications Inc's highest Pretax Margin was 10.30%. The lowest was -26.61%. And the median was -6.56%.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Related Terms

Operating Income, Interest Expense, Interest Income, Non-Recurring Items, Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Level 3 Communications Inc Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
Pretax Income -1,136-312-617-712-786-374-71238283842

Level 3 Communications Inc Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
Pretax Income 93-37127517134218190217217
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