cash flow per share

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Cash Earnings per Share

A measure of a publicly-traded company's cash on hand, calculated by dividing the company's cash flow by the number of shares outstanding. Cash earnings per share helps determine a company's ability to service debt, pay dividends and perform other transactions. A high cash earnings per share, coupled with a low share price, indicates that the company likely has strong earnings and that the share price will soon rise. It is also called cash flow per share.

cash flow per share

A value calculated by dividing a firm's cash flow by the average number of shares of capital stock that are outstanding. Cash flow per share is frequently used in valuing a firm's stock by analysts who believe the amount of net cash a firm produces is a more valid measure of its value than its reported earnings per share.
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This reflects our driving focus on maximizing free cash flow per share through capital discipline, improved operational efficiency and productivity, and stronger cost management.
Disclosure of cash flow per share for the different groups in this study is not made because comparison among firms has limited benefits.
Perhaps more useful than the cash flow per share ratio are cash returns on investment.

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