plural noun
fi·​nan·​cials | \ fə-ˈnan(t)-shəlz How to pronounce financials (audio) , fī- \

Definition of financials

: financial statistics reviewed the company's financials

Examples of financials in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Reese Ryan, chairman of R Bank in Round Rock, Texas, said his bank decided not to participate because many businesses with little revenue amid the pandemic were too risky, regardless of their 2019 financials. Nick Timiraos, WSJ, "Fed Had a Loan Plan for Midsize Firms Hurt by Covid. It Found Few Takers.," 4 Jan. 2021 In addition, financials are one of the few areas within the market where valuation is not stretched, a characteristic that should be rewarded as the economy continues to dig itself out. Brian Belski For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "There's a reason to be bullish on stocks in 2021, too," 15 Dec. 2020 The energy segment of the S&P 500 has soared 24.4% in the past month and financials are up 9.5% in that same period. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "Resurgent airlines, energy and bank stocks lead the way as the vaccine rally intensifies," 24 Nov. 2020 Hallmark doesn’t publicly share financials but said online sales have experienced triple-digit growth this year. Christina Estes, The Arizona Republic, "'Simple gesture': Why holiday card sales are expected to grow," 22 Dec. 2020 Board members were provided a lengthy document prepared by management, containing specific details on water usage, maintenance requests, and detailed financials. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "HOA Homefront – Requests for HOA Information (Part 2)," 12 Dec. 2020 CentOS founder Lance Davis drifted away from the project in 2008 but retained control of its domains and financials. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "CentOS Linux is dead—and Red Hat says Stream is “not a replacement”," 10 Dec. 2020 Connie helps with issues centered on debt and other personal financials. Darcel Rockett,, "Hundreds are seeking legal aid for eviction, unemployment and debt tied to pandemic. A new one-stop site provides free help — from friendly robot guides.," 8 Dec. 2020 As Simpson oversaw clients and walked the plant floor talking to employees, Sally managed the financials and the children grew up at the company, sweeping floors, making customer deliveries and fixing machines. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, "Founder of what would become Periscope Ad Agency dies at 95," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of financials

1972, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jan 2021

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“Financials.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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