Earnings Per Share (EPS)

Earnings Per Share is the money the company made for each share of company stock. Divide the company's Net Income with to total number of shares outstanding and we get Earnings Per Share.

A company with a Durable Competitive Advantage will have a rising Earnings Per Share for the past 10 years. Go to www.msn.com to check the 10-Year Summary for an upward trend. Companies that are in fierce competition will have an erratic trend.

 

Examples for an Upward Trend

 

10-Year Summary for the Coca-Cola Company:

Earnings Per Share (EPS) of Coca-Cola
Source: MSN Money

 

10-Year Summary for Wal-Mart:

Earnings Per Share (EPS) of Wal-Mart
Source: MSN Money

 

Examples for an Erratic Trend:

 

10-Year Summary for Ford Motors:

Earnings Per Share (EPS) of Ford Motors
Source: MSN Money

 

10-Year Summary for Yahoo:

Earnings Per Share (EPS) of Yahoo
Source: MSN Money

 

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