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What is Net Income?

Net Income, in the construction industry, is a crucial financial measure representing the company's profitability after accounting for all expenses, tax obligations, and income from all sources. It is calculated by deducting operating costs, like labor, materials, equipment costs, overheads, taxes, and interest on loans, from the total revenue generated by the company. It is also known as net profit or bottom-line. The performance of a construction company and its ability to stay viable, fund its growth, or service its debts depend on its net income. A firm with a consistently high net income can attract investment, retain talent, and outlast competitors. Do note, though, that net income can fluctuate greatly in construction due to the project-based nature of the business.