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Zale Corp (NYSE:ZLC)
EPS (Basic)
\$0.62 (TTM As of Jan. 2014)

Zale Corp's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$1.54. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$0.62.

Zale Corp's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$1.13. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$0.18.

Zale Corp's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$1.13. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$0.18.

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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.

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

 Basic EPS (A: Jul. 2013 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (10.012 - 0) / 32.429 = 0.31

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

 Basic EPS (Q: Jan. 2014 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (50.786 - 0) / 32.919 = 1.54

Zale Corp EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.16 (Apr. 2013 ) + -0.246 (Jul. 2013 ) + -0.83 (Oct. 2013 ) + 1.54 (Jan. 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.

Zale Corp Annual Data

 Jul04 Jul05 Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 eps_basic 2.02 2.08 1.10 1.22 0.25 -5.94 -2.92 -3.50 -0.85 0.31

Zale Corp Quarterly Data

 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 eps_basic -0.99 0.89 -0.14 -0.61 -0.88 1.27 0.16 -0.25 -0.83 1.54
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