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Accenture PLC (NYSE:ACN)
EPS (Diluted)
$4.46 (TTM As of Aug. 2014)

Accenture PLC's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.02. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was $4.46.

Accenture PLC's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.11. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was $4.64.

Accenture PLC's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Aug. 2014 was $1.02. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was $4.25.

During the past 12 months, Accenture PLC's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -7.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 11.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 17.50% per year. During the past 10 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 19.30% per year.

During the past 13 years, Accenture PLC's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 59.80% per year. The lowest was 0.00% per year. And the median was 21.50% per year.


Definition

EPS (Diluted) is a rough measurement of the amount of a company's profit that can be allocated to one share of its stock. Diluted EPS takes into account all of the outstanding dilutive securities that could potentially be exercised (such as stock options and convertible preferred stock) and shows how such an action would impact earnings per share.

Accenture PLC's Diluted EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted EPS (A: Aug. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(2941.498-0)/692.390
=4.25

Accenture PLC's Diluted EPS for the quarter that ended in Aug. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted EPS (Q: Aug. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(701.016-0)/687.731
=1.02

Accenture PLC EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2014 was 1.15 (Nov. 2013 ) + 1.03 (Feb. 2014 ) + 1.26 (May. 2014 ) + 1.019 (Aug. 2014 ) = $4.46

* 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, Earnings Per Share, Basic Earnings Per Share (Basic 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.

Accenture PLC Annual Data

Aug05Aug06Aug07Aug08Aug09Aug10Aug11Aug12Aug13Aug14
eps_diluted 1.561.591.972.652.442.663.393.844.934.52

Accenture PLC Quarterly Data

May12Aug12Nov12Feb13May13Aug13Nov13Feb14May14Aug14
eps_diluted 1.030.811.061.651.210.951.151.031.261.02
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