Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit means the earnings before taxes as reported in the Consolidated Statements of Earnings of the Company for the fiscal year of the Company coinciding with the Performance Period, adjusted to exclude from the determination of such amount the reduction in earnings resulting from the accrual of compensation expense for Performance Awards under the Plan and incentive awards under the Second Amended and Restated Ross Stores, Inc. Incentive Compensation Plan, granted in each case, with respect to the Performance Period.
ROA means Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit divided by Adjusted Operating Assets.
Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit means EBIT plus deferred financing costs and other non-recurring expenses approved by the Compensation Committee or the Board of Directors as set forth on the audited annual financial statements of the Company and, when appropriate to the calculations, the internally generated financial statements for each month and quarter of the fiscal year, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
The Committee shall adjust Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit, as it deems appropriate, to exclude the effect (whether positive or negative) of any of the following occurring after the grant of the Award: (a) a change in accounting standards required by generally accepted accounting principles or (b) any extraordinary, unusual or nonrecurring item.
Each such adjustment, if any, shall be made solely for the purpose of providing a consistent basis from period to period for the calculation of Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit in order to prevent the dilution or enlargement of the Participant's rights with respect to the Award.
Each such adjustment, if any, shall be made solely for the purpose of providing a consistent basis from period to period for the calculation of Adjusted Pre-Tax Profit in order to prevent the dilution or enlargement of the Participants rights with respect to the Award.