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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Earnings per Share. Total earnings divided by the number of shares outstanding. Companies often use a weighted average of shares outstanding over the reporting term. EPS can be calculated for the previous year ("trailing EPS"), for the current year ("current EPS"), or for the coming year ("forward EPS"). Note that last year's EPS would be actual, while current year and forward year EPS would be estimates.
See Earnings Per Share (EPS)
See: Earnings per share