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JC Penney Co Inc (NYSE:JCP)
EPS (Diluted)
\$-1.05 (TTM As of Oct. 2016)

JC Penney Co Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was \$-0.22. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was \$-1.05.

JC Penney Co Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was \$-0.22. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was \$-1.05.

JC Penney Co Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Oct. 2016 was \$-0.22. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was \$-1.05.

During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -27.90% 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, JC Penney Co Inc's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 59.60% per year. The lowest was -39.70% per year. And the median was -12.35% 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.

JC Penney Co Inc's Diluted EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2016 is calculated as

 Diluted EPS (A: Jan. 2016 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (-513 - 0) / 305.900 = -1.68

JC Penney Co Inc's Diluted EPS for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2016 is calculated as

 Diluted EPS (Q: Oct. 2016 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (-67 - 0) / 308.300 = -0.22

JC Penney Co Inc EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2016 was -0.43 (Jan. 2016 ) + -0.22 (Apr. 2016 ) + -0.18 (Jul. 2016 ) + -0.22 (Oct. 2016 ) = \$-1.05

* 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.

JC Penney Co Inc Annual Data

 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 Jan15 Jan16 eps_diluted 4.96 4.93 2.57 1.08 1.63 -0.70 -4.49 -5.13 -2.35 -1.68

JC Penney Co Inc Quarterly Data

 Jul14 Oct14 Jan15 Apr15 Jul15 Oct15 Jan16 Apr16 Jul16 Oct16 eps_diluted -0.56 -0.62 -0.02 -0.49 -0.38 -0.38 -0.43 -0.22 -0.18 -0.22
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