EPS

Definition

Earnings per Share. Total earnings divided by the number of shares outstanding. Companies often use a weighted average of shares outstanding over the reporting term. EPS can be calculated for the previous year ("trailing EPS"), for the current year ("current EPS"), or for the coming year ("forward EPS"). Note that last year's EPS would be actual, while current year and forward year EPS would be estimates.

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I had to take a look at our Eps because it was something that we would need to know in the future.

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The company's recently announced 10-Q report revealed significantly higher than expected EPS based on consensus estimate's leading to a rally in the stock price.

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The company's stock price looked very high, but when I divided their profits by the number of shares I learned that it was actually cheap because their EPS was also very high.

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