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MWI Veterinary Supply Inc (NAS:MWIV)
EPS (Diluted)
\$5.65 (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$1.36. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was \$5.65.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$1.37. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was \$5.66.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was \$1.36. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was \$5.65.

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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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's Diluted EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Diluted EPS (A: Sep. 2014 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (71.962 - 0) / 12.745 = 5.65

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc's Diluted EPS for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

 Diluted EPS (Q: Sep. 2014 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (17.381 - 0) / 12.745 = 1.36

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 1.45 (Dec. 2013 ) + 1.32 (Mar. 2014 ) + 1.52 (Jun. 2014 ) + 1.364 (Sep. 2014 ) = \$5.65

* 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.

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Annual Data

 Sep05 Sep06 Sep07 Sep08 Sep09 Sep10 Sep11 Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 eps_diluted 0.68 1.25 1.40 1.62 2.02 2.70 3.40 4.23 4.95 5.65

MWI Veterinary Supply Inc Quarterly Data

 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Jun13 Sep13 Dec13 Mar14 Jun14 Sep14 eps_diluted 1.15 0.99 1.32 1.19 1.32 1.12 1.45 1.32 1.52 1.36
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