Earnings Per Share (EPS)

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NEW YORK CITY (dpa-AFX) - Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) reported that its third-quarter net earnings attributable to the company decreased to $2.155 billion from the prior year's $2.340 billion, with earnings per share declining to...
newratings.com  Oct 16  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (BPFH) Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $17.4 million or $0.22 per share, relatively flat with last year's result of $17.5 million or $0.22 per share. Net interest...
TechCrunch  Oct 15  Comment 
 E-commerce giant EBay, soon to be split into two businesses, today reported its third-quarter earnings. The company reported revenues of $4.4 billion (or, $4.353 billion, to be exact), growing 12% on a year ago, on non-GAAP earnings per...
StreetInsider.com  Oct 15  Comment 
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StreetInsider.com  Oct 14  Comment 
Market wrap for October 14th End of the Day: S&P 500 up 3.0 to 1,877.70; Dow Jones down 5.9 to 16,315.19; Nasdaq up 13.5 to 4,227.17 * Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) reported Q3 EPS of $1.50, $0.07 better than the analyst estimate of $1.43....
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SeekingAlpha  Oct 9  Comment 
By Quantified Alpha: Basic Earnings Info Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ) is expected to report earnings Tuesday morning, with Wall Street predicting EPS of $0.61 and $437 million in sales. This is an implied growth rate of 19.6% YoY for EPS and...
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newratings.com  Oct 6  Comment 
ROUND ROCK (dpa-AFX) - Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ) announced plans to separate into two new publicly traded Fortune 50 companies: one comprising its enterprise technology infrastructure, software and services businesses, which will do business...


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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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