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Dell Inc (NAS:DELL)
EPS (Diluted)
\$0.76 (TTM As of Jul. 2013)

Dell Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.12. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.76.

Dell Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.12. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.77.

Dell Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.12. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was \$0.76.

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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.

Dell Inc's Diluted EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2013 is calculated as

 Diluted EPS (A: Jan. 2013 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (2372 - 0) / 1755.000 = 1.35

Dell Inc's Diluted EPS for the quarter that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

 Diluted EPS (Q: Jul. 2013 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (204 - 0) / 1764.000 = 0.12

Dell Inc EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jul. 2013 was 0.27 (Oct. 2012 ) + 0.303 (Jan. 2013 ) + 0.07 (Apr. 2013 ) + 0.12 (Jul. 2013 ) = \$0.76

* 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.

Dell Inc Annual Data

 Jan04 Jan05 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 eps_diluted 1.01 1.18 1.46 1.14 1.31 1.25 0.73 1.35 1.88 1.35

Dell Inc Quarterly Data

 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 eps_diluted 0.49 0.48 0.49 0.43 0.36 0.42 0.27 0.30 0.07 0.12
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