basic earnings per share


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Earnings per Share

In a given fiscal year, a publicly-traded company's profit divided by the number of shares outstanding. This is considered the single most important aspect in determining a share's price and value, because the calculation of earnings per share shows the amount of money to which a shareholder would be entitled in the event of the company's liquidation. In general, earnings per share applies only to common shares. It is calculated thusly:

Earnings per share = (Net income - Preferred dividends) / Average shares outstanding.

basic earnings per share

Net income less preferred stock dividends during a given period, divided by the average number of shares of common stock outstanding during that period. Compare diluted earnings per share. See also dual presentation.
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Reported earnings for the second quarter of 2014 at South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G), SCANA's principal subsidiary, were $99 million, or basic earnings per share of 70 cents, compared to $88 million, or basic earnings per share of 63 cents, in the second quarter of 2013.
For all of 2001, CPR is targeting basic earnings per share before non-recurring items of approximately $2.
Reflecting the restructuring charges taken in the fourth quarter, Lenovo reported full-year profit attributable to shareholders of HK$173 million and basic earnings per share for the full 2005/06 fiscal year of 1.
OTC Pink Sheets:BGII) today announced that it expects to post full year revenue of between $4,700,000 and $4,900,000 and basic earnings per share of $0.
Dollars in thousands except per share data) June 30, June 30, 1999 1998 1999 1998 Interest income $8,808 $8,887 $35,347 $34,365 Interest expense 4,740 5,232 19,863 19,558 Net interest income 4,068 3,655 15,484 14,807 Provision for loan losses 0 45 0 246 Net interest income after provision for loan losses 4,068 3,610 15,484 14,561 Total noninterest income 405 344 5,435 1,597 Total noninterest expense 2,497 2,568 9,649 8,851 Income before federal income tax provision 1,976 1,386 11,270 7,307 Federal income tax provision 419 354 3,551 2,379 Net Income $1,557 $1,032 $7,719 $4,928 Basic earnings per share $0.
21st Century reduced its guidance for basic earnings per share from a range of $2.
Dollars in thousands Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended except per share data) March 31, March 31, 1999 1998 1999 1998 Interest income $8,666 $8,713 $26,539 $25,478 Interest expense 4,878 4,861 15,122 14,326 Net interest income 3,788 3,852 11,417 11,152 Provision for loan losses 0 106 0 201 Net interest income after provision for loan losses 3,788 3,746 11,417 10,951 Total noninterest income 4,221 461 5,028 1,253 Total noninterest expense 2,713 2,173 7,151 6,283 Income before federal income tax provision 5,296 2,034 9,294 5,921 Federal income tax provision 1,804 700 3,132 2,025 Net income $3,492 $1,334 $6,162 $3,896 Basic earnings per share $0.
27 basic earnings per share, for the first nine months of this fiscal year were at record levels, up 10.
Basic earnings per share and fully diluted earnings per share increased 25.

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