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Q: In TRP's Feb 15 report there are two phrases used:
- "Net income attributable to common shares" and
- "Comparable earnings"

What is the distinction being made by TRP here?

Thanks.

For context, here is a portion of their Feb report:


Net income attributable to common shares for fourth quarter 2021 of
$1.1 billion or $1.14 per share compared to
$1.1 billion or $1.20 per share for the same period in 2020.
For the year ended December 31, 2021, net income attributable to common shares was
$1.8 billion or $1.87 per share compared to net income of
$4.5 billion or $4.74 per share for 2020.
Comparable earnings for fourth quarter 2021 were
$1.0 billion or $1.06 per common share compared to
$1.1 billion or $1.15 per common share in 2020.
Comparable earnings for the year ended December 31, 2021 were
$4.2 billion or $4.27 per common share compared to
$3.9 billion or $4.20 per common share for the comparable period in 2020.
Net cash provided by operations for the year ended December 31, 2021 was
$6.9 billion compared to
$7.1 billion for 2020.
Comparable funds generated from operations for the year ended December 31, 2021 were
$7.4 billion, in-line with 2020 results.

Asked by Robert on February 24, 2022
5i Research Answer:

Comparable earnings are similar to adjusted earnings, in that items such as one time expenses and stock-based compensation expenses are adjusted for, so there is a truer comparison between reporting periods.