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Forest Laboratories Inc (NYSE:FRX)
EPS (Basic)
\$0.62 (TTM As of Mar. 2014)

Forest Laboratories Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was \$0.20. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was \$0.62.

Forest Laboratories Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was \$0.19. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was \$0.61.

Forest Laboratories Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Mar. 2014 was \$0.19. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was \$0.61.

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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.

Forest Laboratories Inc's Basic EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

 Basic EPS (A: Mar. 2014 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (165.31 - 0) / 269.129 = 0.61

Forest Laboratories Inc's Basic EPS for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

 Basic EPS (Q: Mar. 2014 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (54.084 - 0) / 271.361 = 0.20

Forest Laboratories Inc EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2014 was 0.09 (Jun. 2013 ) + 0.26 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.07 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.199 (Mar. 2014 ) = \$0.62

* 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.

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Historical Data

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

Forest Laboratories Inc Annual Data

 Mar05 Mar06 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 eps_basic 2.30 2.11 1.43 3.08 2.52 2.25 3.60 3.58 -0.12 0.61

Forest Laboratories Inc Quarterly Data

 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 eps_basic 1.04 0.72 0.21 0.08 -0.58 0.17 0.09 0.26 0.07 0.20
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