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Discretionary Earnings (DE)

The earnings of a business enterprise prior to the following items: income taxes, non-operating income, and expenses, nonrecurring income and expenses, depreciation and amortization, interest expense or income, one owner’s entire compensation, including benefits and any non-business or personal expenses paid by the business. Seller's Discretionary Earnings (SDE) and Seller’s Discretionary Cash Flow (SDCF) and Adjusted Net are other terms used.