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Symantec Corp (NAS:SYMC)
EPS (Basic)
\$3.31 (TTM As of Sep. 2016)

Symantec Corp's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$-0.23. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$3.31.

Symantec Corp's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$-0.23. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$3.30.

Symantec Corp's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Sep. 2016 was \$-0.11. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was \$-1.34.

During the past 12 months, Symantec Corp's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -937.50% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the EPS without NRI Growth Rate using earnings per share (NRI) data.

During the past 13 years, Symantec Corp's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 79.50% per year. The lowest was -53.50% per year. And the median was -2.35% 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.

Symantec Corp's Basic EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2016 is calculated as

 Basic EPS (A: Mar. 2016 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (2488 - 0) / 670.000 = 3.71

Symantec Corp's Basic EPS for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2016 is calculated as

 Basic EPS (Q: Sep. 2016 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (-144 - 0) / 620.000 = -0.23

Symantec Corp EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2016 was 0.26 (Dec. 2015 ) + 3.06 (Mar. 2016 ) + 0.22 (Jun. 2016 ) + -0.23 (Sep. 2016 ) = \$3.31

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's 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 local exchange's currency.

Symantec Corp Annual Data

 Mar07 Mar08 Mar09 Mar10 Mar11 Mar12 Mar13 Mar14 Mar15 Mar16 eps_basic 0.42 0.53 -8.17 0.88 0.77 1.60 1.08 1.29 1.27 3.71

Symantec Corp Quarterly Data

 Jun14 Sep14 Dec14 Mar15 Jun15 Sep15 Dec15 Mar16 Jun16 Sep16 eps_basic 0.34 0.35 0.32 0.25 0.17 0.23 0.26 3.06 0.22 -0.23
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