Earnings Per Share AnalysisEarnings per Share (EPS) denotes the portion of a company's earnings that is allocated to each share of common stock. To calculate Earnings per Share investors will need to take a company's net income, subtract any dividends for preferred stock, and divide it by the number of average outstanding shares. EPS is usually presented in two different ways: basic and diluted. Fully diluted Earnings per Share takes into account effects of warrants, options, and convertible securities and is generally viewed by analysts as a more accurate measure.
Earnings Per Share Over Time Pattern
About Earnings Per ShareEarnings per Share is one of the most important measures of the current share price of a firm, and is used by investors to determine the company overall profitability; especially when it is compared to the EPS of similar companies.
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CVS Health Earnings Per Share Assessment
According to company disclosure CVS Health Corporation has Earnings Per Share of 2.94 times. This is 292.0% higher than that of the Healthcare sector, and 2.08% higher than that of Health Care Plans industry, The Earnings Per Share for all stocks is 27.83% lower than the firm.