Earnings 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 is one of the most important measures of current share price of a firm, and is used by investors to determine company overall profitability especially when it is compared to EPS of similar companies.
Fresenius Earnings Per Share Assessment
According to company disclosure Fresenius Medical Care AG Co KGAA has Earnings Per Share of 3.31 times. This is 77.96% higher than that of Healthcare sector, and 13.75% higher than that of Hospitals industry, The Earnings Per Share for all stocks is 87.01% lower than the firm.
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Fresenius is rated # 2 in earnings per share category among related companies.
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