earnings per share

earnings per share
( EPS)
A company's profit divided by its number of common outstanding shares. If a company earning $2 million in one year had 2 million common shares of stock outstanding, its EPS would be $1 per share. In calculating EPS, the company often uses a weighted average of shares outstanding over the reporting term. The one-year (historical or trailing) EPS growth rate is calculated as the percentage change in earnings per share. The prospective EPS growth rate is calculated as the percentage change in this year's earnings and the consensus forecast earnings for next year. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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A measure of a company's profitability from the point of view of equity shareholders. It is defined as earnings attributable to equity shareholders divided by the number of equity shares in issue over the year. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
See also earnings. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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The total net profit of a company per share. Exchange Handbook Glossary
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earnings per share ( EPS)
The EPS is calculated by dividing the earnings ( pre-tax profits) by the number of shares in issue. This is one of the key ratios that is used in the valuation of shares as it expresses the amount of profit a company manages to make per share.
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earnings per share ( EPS)
The earnings of a corporation, also known as net income or net profit, divided by the number of shares outstanding. NYSE Euronext Glossary

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earnings per share ˌearnings per ˈshare abbreviation EPS noun [plural] FINANCE
a company's profits for a period of time divided by the number of its shares:

• Sales advanced 42% to £1.59 billion from £1.12 billion a year earlier; earnings per share, however, slipped 2% to 9.9 pence from 10.1 pence because of the larger number of shares in issue in the latest period.

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   ► See EPS.

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earnings per share UK US noun [plural] (ABBREVIATION EPS) FINANCE
a company's profits over a particular period divided by the number of its shares: »

The bank had earnings per share of $1.09 compared with $0.90 in the year before.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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