Earnings Per Share (EPS)

newratings.com  Apr 17  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Cepheid (CPHD) reported first-quarter net loss of $9.3 million, or $0.13 per share, compared to net income of $0.3 million, or $0.00 per share, in the comparable quarter last year. Non-GAAP net loss for the first quarter...
MarketWatch  Apr 17  Comment 
DuPont EPS rises to $1.58 in first quarter as revenue dips slightly
TechCrunch  Apr 16  Comment 
 Following the bell, Google reported its first quarter financial performance, including revenue of $12.20 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC), $15.42 billion including those costs, and earnings per share of $6.27. Analysts and...
Forbes  Apr 16  Comment 
Analysts have become increasingly bullish on Baxter International in the month leading up to the company's first-quarter earnings announcement scheduled for Thursday, April 17, 2014. The consensus earnings per share estimate has moved up from...
TechCrunch  Apr 15  Comment 
 Yahoo has just reported its Q1 earnings, with ex-TAC revenues of $1.087 billion and earnings per share of $0.38, and net income of $314 million. That just about beat analysts’ expectations on revenue: they were expecting ex-TAC sales of $1.08...
Benzinga  Apr 15  Comment 
In a note released Tuesday, Barclays Upgraded Pier 1 Imports (NYSE: PIR) from Equal-weight to Overweight, raised the price target from $19 to $23, and raised 2014E and 2015E EPS from $1.23 to $1.25 and EPS from $1.45 to $1.50 respectively. In...
newratings.com  Apr 14  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Financial services giant Citigroup, Inc. (C) reported higher first-quarter net income of $3.9 billion, versus the year-ago period's $3.8 billion, while GAAP earnings per share remained flat at $1.23. However,...
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SeekingAlpha  Apr 12  Comment 
ByNon-Correlating Stock Ideas: Introduction: Northwest Pipe (NWPX) is a manufacturer of large diameter water and line pipe. The company is based in Portland, Oregon with key manufacturing facilities located in Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia and...


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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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