Financial Terms / earnings

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EPS = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Average Outstanding Shares of Common Stock

How do I calculate the earnings?

When calculating earnings, EPS (Earnings Per Share) is the most commonly used metric to measure a company's profitability and ability to produce net profits for common shareholders. To calculate EPS, use the following formula: EPS = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Average Outstanding Shares of Common Stock. This calculation can be done using applications such as Sourcetable.

What is an asset?

An asset is anything a person or business owns which has a monetary value.

What is a cash book?

A cash book is a daily record of cash, credit, or cheque transactions received or paid out by a business.

Key Points

How do I calculate earnings?
EPS = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Average Outstanding Shares of Common Stock
Earnings Report
The earnings report is the primary method for a publicly-traded company to report its financial results for a specific period. This report allows investors to view the company's performance and make decisions regarding their investment.
Period Covered
The earnings report covers a specific period of time, usually a fiscal quarter or year. This period allows investors to compare the company's current performance to prior periods, so they can track the company's progress.
Financial Results
The earnings report will provide financial results for the period, including the total revenue generated, the cost of goods sold, and the net profit or loss. This information is necessary for investors to understand the performance of the company.
The earnings report will also include the company's outlook for the future. This will provide investors with an idea of what to expect from the company in the coming periods. The outlook will give investors an idea of where the company is heading and how to best make investment decisions.

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