diluted earnings per share

Definition

Earnings per share, including common stock, preferred stock, unexercised stock options, unexercised warrants, and some convertible debt. In companies with a large amount of convertibles, warrants and stock options, diluted earnings per share are usually a more accurate measure of the company's real earning power than earnings per share.

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I wanted to know what the diluted earnings per share was and I talked to my friend, an expert in the field of stocks.

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You should always make sure that you are keeping up with your diluted earnings per share so that you know where you stand.

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We had used several key financial metrics and ratios in determining the best method of understanding our financial health including the diluted earnings per share.

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