# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Earnings Per Share

How much profit a company has made per share within a given period.

EPS is a fairly arbitrary number by itself, because the company can control the number of shares outstanding through splits and buybacks.

But comparing a company’s most recent EPS to its EPS in previous years and quarters (adjusted for any splits) is one of the most common ways of telling how fast the company’s profits are growing.

Sponsors Center
Sponsored Links