Finally, in each of the periods, part of the earnings are coming from non-operating activities like sale of assets, however, those are not sustainable sources of earnings and contribute to poor earnings quality. In fact, in the last quarter, non-operating income (Â£206 million) caused net income (Â£35 million) to be positive. In the chart below, the yellow section of the bar represents non-operating income and as you can see, it rivals operating income in each of the quarters. It is another contributing factor to poor earnings quality for Balfour Beatty.
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The funds also typically give those updated portfolios to their top clients, pension funds and institutional money managers. And if the management company runs exchange-traded funds or separately managed accounts based on the same underlying portfolio as its traditional mutual funds, then it is disclosing the portfolios daily.
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