Earnings Per Share (EPS)

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MILWAUKEE (dpa-AFX) - Mining equipment maker Joy Global Inc. (JOY) reported second-quarter net income of $38.7 million or $0.40 per share, compared to $74.0 million or $0.73 per share in the comparable quarter last year. Excluding pension...
Benzinga  Jun 4  Comment 
Below are the top diversified machinery stocks on the NASDAQ in terms of EPS growth forecast for the next five years. Kornit Digital Ltd (NASDAQ: KRNT) earnings per share growth forecast for the next five years is 40.40 percent. Kornit...
TheStreet.com  Jun 3  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Keybanc raised its price target for Ambarella to $123 from $96 on Wednesday, reiterating its "overweight" rating for the chipmaker. The analyst firm also raised its fiscal 2016 EPS estimates for Ambarella to $3.20 a...
newratings.com  Jun 2  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (CBRL), the operator of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store restaurant and retail concept, reported third quarter net income of $35.3 million, or $1.47 a share, compared to $28.7 million,...
newratings.com  May 29  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Big Lots, Inc. (BIG) reported first-quarter income from continuing operations of $32.3 million, or $0.60 per share compared to $28.6 million, or $0.50 per share, prior year. On average, 17 analysts polled by Thomson...
Benzinga  May 27  Comment 
Shares of Splunk Inc (NASDAQ: SPLK) surged more than 1.3 percent on Wednesday, ahead of the announcement of the company’s first quarter (fiscal 2016) financial results, scheduled for after the market closes on Thursday. According to...
Benzinga  May 26  Comment 
BZNOTE: EPS Expected To Be ~$35.71 For The Full Year Based Of 2014 FY EPS Of $31.57 © 2015 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.


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Earnings per share is a company's total earnings divided by the total number of shares outstanding. It is calculated using annual earnings, usually after interest and taxes and after deducting the preference shares dividends, so as to compute the portion of total profit which is attributable to the ordinary shareholders. In this case, total earnings would be divided by the total number of ordinary shares outstanding.

There are three types of EPS numbers:

  1. a trailing EPS (calculated using the previous year's earnings),
  2. a current EPS (uses the current year), and
  3. forward EPS (a projection for the coming year).

Moreover, different accounting policies regarding the handling of new issue of ordinary shares, have led to the need of several computation approaches to the EPS ratio, in order to reflect in the best way possible the appropriate information for the users-stakeholders of the firm being analyzed. For this reason, there is the computation of the Basic EPS, the EPS Adjusted reflecting any bonus issue or rights issue or option/warrants exercise and the Diluted EPS - DEPS which reflects the convertible bonds or shares to ordinary shares (the approaches are being determined by the accounting policies in effect). Existing shareholders can look at the DEPS to see the effect on current profitability of commitments already entered into to issue ordinary shares in the future.

What is important, is that very often EPS is used as a considerable tool-indicator of a firm's performance. It measures performance from the perspective of investors and potential investors.Additionally, it shows the amount of earnings available to each ordinary shareholder, so that it indicates the potential return on individual investments. These results can be achieved by comparing the EPS of either different entities or the same entity's in different accounting periods, or even better, using both. Sometimes, the trend in EPS may be more accurate performance indicator than the trend in profit, though it is based on profit on ordinary activities after taxation.

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