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Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL)
EPS (Basic)
$1.82 (TTM As of Aug. 2014)

Carnival Corp's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.61. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.82.

Carnival Corp's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.60. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.81.

Carnival Corp's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.60. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.80.

During the past 12 months, Carnival Corp's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 26.80% per year. During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -17.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -12.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -5.40% per year.

During the past 13 years, Carnival Corp's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 20.50% per year. The lowest was -17.30% per year. And the median was 3.90% per year.


Definition

EPS (Basic) is a rough measurement of the amount of a company's profit that can be allocated to one share of its stock. Basic earnings per share (EPS) do not factor in the dilutive effects on convertible securities.

Carnival Corp's Basic EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2013 is calculated as

Basic EPS (A: Nov. 2013 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(1078-0)/775.000
=1.39

Carnival Corp's Basic EPS for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

Basic EPS (Q: Aug. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(1247-0)/776.000
=1.61

Carnival Corp EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was 0.085 (Nov. 2013 ) + -0.02 (Feb. 2014 ) + 0.14 (May. 2014 ) + 1.61 (Aug. 2014 ) = $1.82

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.


Explanation

EPS is the single most important variable used by Wall Street in determining the earnings power of a company. But investors need to be aware that Earnings per Share can be easily manipulated by adjusting depreciation and amortization rate or non-recurring items. That's why GuruFocus lists Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items, which better reflects the company's underlying performance.


Be Aware

Compared with Earnings per share, a company’s cash flow is better indicator of the company’s earnings power.

If a company’s earnings per share is less than cash flow per share over long term, investors need to be cautious and find out why.


Related Terms

Net Income, Preferred Dividends, Shares Outstanding, Diluted Earnings Per Share (Diluted EPS), Earnings Per Share (NRI)


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Carnival Corp Annual Data

Nov04Nov05Nov06Nov07Nov08Nov09Nov10Nov11Nov12Nov13
eps_basic 2.312.802.853.042.962.272.512.431.671.39

Carnival Corp Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
eps_basic 0.021.710.120.050.051.200.09-0.020.141.61
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