For both taxes and accounting, Corporations do not use the normal calendar year (Jan to Dec). Instead every corporation picks its own "fiscal year" when the corporation is created, choosing one of the 12 months as the "last month in our fiscal year". Once it is defined, it never changes for that corporation.The company made three billion dollars in the year through March.
I made it up. Did the company made that amount in one year, or in the three months through March?