Trailing EPS

Trailing EPS

A company's earnings per share over a previous period of time. Commonly, one examines a company's earnings per share over the most recently completed fiscal year; these may be considered trailing EPS. However, the term "trailing" often implies a value calculated on a rolling basis. That is, trailing EPS may describe the most recent 12 month period. These earnings per share will change each month as the nearest month is added to the calculation and the most distant month is dropped. See also: Trailing 12 month.
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With approximately one million shares of JRVE outstanding, this computes to a trailing EPS of $1.
The valuation model combines 12-month trailing EPS, consensus analyst estimates, and the 30-year Treasury yield to come up with a fair value price for any stock.
While KPG revenues have grown from $6 million in 1993 to approximately $96 million in 1997, the company is underfollowed by Wall Street as the stock trades at a low p/e multiple of seven based on trailing EPS.