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earnings per share

noun
1.
the net income of a corporation divided by the total number of shares of its common stock outstanding at a given time.
Abbreviation: EPS.
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  • To the extent that the company issues debt to buy equity, that might indeed boost earnings per share.
  • Today, many corporations drive earnings per share rather than revenue.
  • Using cash to buy back equity boosted earnings per share, making it easier for companies to meet quarterly profits targets.
  • The constant stream of rights issues diluted earnings per share, contributing to the market's fall.
  • Companies use buybacks to increase earnings per share by reducing shares outstanding.
  • The company said one reason for the buyback was to increase earnings per share by reducing the total number of shares outstanding.
  • Companies use buybacks to increase earnings per share by reducing the number of shares outstanding.
  • Second, you come up with a model that can sorta generate the company's earnings per share.
  • earnings per share are fully diluted and are split-adjusted where appropriate.
  • It will be two to three years before earnings per share top the previous peak, he says.

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