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The earnings yield is an indication of how much return shareholders investment in the company earned over the past 12 months. The higher the earnings yield is, the better.
As of today, the stock price of Adobe Systems Inc is $92.17. Adobe Systems Inc's earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2015 was $0.97. Therefore, Adobe Systems Inc's earnings yield of today is 1.06%.
The earnings yield does not consider the growth of the business. A better indicator of the attractiveness of an investment which takes growth into account is the Forward Rate of Return. Adobe Systems Inc's Forward Rate of Return for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2015 was -10.94%. The Forward Rate of Return uses the normalized Free Cash Flow of the past seven years, and considers growth. The forward rate of return can be thought of as the return that investors buying the stock today can expect from it in the future.
Earnings yield is the reciprocal of the P/E Ratio.
Adobe Systems Inc's Earnings Yield for today is calculated as
|Earnings Yield||=||Earnings Per Share (TTM)||/||Share Price|
Adobe Systems Inc's Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2015 was 0.173 (Nov. 2014 ) + 0.17 (Feb. 2015 ) + 0.29 (May. 2015 ) + 0.34 (Aug. 2015 ) = $0.973 Mil.
* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.
It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:
|Earnings Yield||=||Net Income|