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.
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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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