earning per share

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n earning per share the portion of a company's profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock
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Usage

In literature:

An agreement was made,' continued he, 'and I think I earned five-pence halfpenny per week as my share of this speculation with the muses.
"Real Life In London, Volumes I. and II." by Pierce Egan
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In news:

But the retailer's earnings per share should be higher this year, with the company estimating it will earn $2.92 a share vs $2.79 a share in 2006.
The company said Thursday it earned $117.3 million, or 50 cents per share, in the three months ended March 29.
The Wall Street consensus is $1.90 per share, up 4.4% from a year ago when Joy reported earnings of $1.82 per share.
Toll Brothers (TOL) announced that it earned $411.4 million or $2.35 per share, in the fiscal fourth quarter, versus $15 million, or 9 cents per share, in the same period last year, mainly due to a $350.7 million tax benefit.
Earnings per share were equal with estimates at 12 cents per share.
Eastman Chemical (EMN) announced that it earned $154 million, or 99 cents per share, for the most recent quarter versus net income of $174 million, or $1.22 per share, in the same quarter last year.
The 10-second takeaway For the quarter ended Sep 30 (Q4), DR Horton missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Caterpillar on Tuesday cut its earnings guidance range from $15-$20 per share to $12-$18 per share for the year 2015.
Weis Markets on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $17.2 million, up 1.2% for the period ended Sept 29, while its earnings per share increased 1.6% to $0.64 per share compared to the same period in 2011.
If not for oil-price bets that went wrong, Delta Air Lines would have earned $586 million for the second quarter, or 69 cents per share.
Intuit (INTU) is expected to book a narrower loss than a year ago when it reports first quarter earnings on Thursday, November 15, 2012 with analysts expecting a loss of 17 cents per share, up from a loss of 18 cents per share a year ago.
Kellogg Co said on Thursday it expects reported net sales growth to be about 7 percent and earnings per share growth to be between 5 and 7 percent for 2013.
That's below Kellogg 's long-term plans to grow per-share earnings by percentages in the high single digits after factoring in currency effects.
Because of share repurchases over the past year, earnings per share also rose 2 percent.
Humana said it now expects to earn $7.25 to $7.35 per share in 2012, up from its previous estimate of $6.90 to $7.10 per share.
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