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Earnings Per Share – EPS

What Does Earnings Per Share – EPS Mean?

The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company’s profitability.

EPS calculated as:
EPS Calculation = (Net Income - Dividend on Preferred Stock)/Average Outstanding Shares
When calculating, it is more accurate to use a weighted average number of shares outstanding over the reporting term, because the number of shares outstanding can change over time. However, data sources sometimes simplify the calculation by using the number of shares outstanding at the end of the period.

Diluted EPS expands on basic EPS by including the shares of convertibles or warrants outstanding in the outstanding shares number.

More Explanation on EPS

Earnings Per Share is generally considered to be the single most important variable in determining a share’s price. It is also a major component used to calculate the price-to-earnings valuation ratio.

For example, assume that a company has a net income of Tk. 25 crore. If the company pays out Tk. 1 cr. in preferred dividends and has 10 cr. shares for half of the year and 15 cr. shares for the other half, the EPS would be Tk. 1.92 (= 24 /12.5).

Here, the Tk. 1 cr. is deducted from the net income to get Tk. 24 cr., then a weighted average is taken to find the number of shares outstanding (0.5 x 10 cr.+ 0.5 x 15 cr. = 12.5 cr.).

An important aspect of EPS that’s often ignored is the capital that is required to generate the earnings (net income) in the calculation. Two companies could generate the same EPS number, but one could do so with less equity (investment) – that company would be more efficient at using its capital to generate income and, all other things being equal, would be a “better” company. Price Earning (PE) Ratio, however, offsets that bias.

Investors also need to be aware of earnings manipulation that will affect the quality of the earnings number. It is important not to rely on any one financial measure, but to use it in conjunction with statement analysis and other measures.

What is Right Share?

What Does Share Purchase Rights Mean?

A type of security that gives the holder the option, but not the obligation, to purchase a predetermined number of shares at a predetermined price. These rights are typically distributed to existing shareholders, who have the ability to trade these rights on an exchange.

The rights only give shareholders the ability to purchase the shares, but they must still pay for the shares to redeem the rights.

Initial Public Offering – IPO

What Does Initial Public Offering – IPO Mean?

Back to basic. We are getting a few questions on these nowadays. And we suppose bdipo should eventually contain most, if not the entire information about IPO, and IPO in Bangladesh. So, here it goes —

IPO is the first sale of stock by a private company to the public. IPOs are often issued by smaller, younger companies seeking the capital to expand, but can also be done by large privately owned companies looking to become publicly traded.

In an IPO, the issuer obtains the assistance of an underwriting firm, which helps it determine what type of security to issue (common or preferred), the best offering price and the time to bring it to market.

Also referred to as a “public offering”.

Is IPO a risky business?

Theoretically, yes. For the individual investor, it is tough to predict what the stock will do on its initial day of trading and in the near future because there is often little historical data with which to analyze the company. Also, most IPOs are of companies going through a transitory growth period, which are subject to additional uncertainty regarding their future values.

Well, statistically, in Bangladeshi market – not so much.