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Newfield Exploration Co (NYSE:NFX)
EPS without NRI
$-6.50 (TTM As of Dec. 2016)

Newfield Exploration Co's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.14. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-6.50.

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 without Non-Recurring Items (NRI) data.

During the past 13 years, Newfield Exploration Co's highest 3-Year average Earnings Per Share (NRI) Growth Rate was 52.50% per year. The lowest was -53.60% per year. And the median was 25.75% per year.

Newfield Exploration Co's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.14. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-6.50.

Newfield Exploration Co's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Dec. 2016 was $0.14. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was $-6.50.


Definition

Earnings Per Share (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.

Earnings Per Share without Non-Recurring Items is the amount of earnings without non-recurring items per outstanding share of the company’s stock. In calculating earnings per share without non-recurring items, the dividends of preferred stocks and non-recurring items need to subtracted from the total net income first.

Newfield Exploration Co Earnings per share without Non-Recurring Items (NRI) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2016 was -3.52 (Mar. 2016 ) + -3.36 (Jun. 2016 ) + 0.24 (Sep. 2016 ) + 0.14 (Dec. 2016 ) = $-6.50

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.


Explanation

A non-recurring item refers to an entry that appears on a company's financial statements that is unlikely to happen again. It represents a one-time expense involving an unpredictable event and is not part of a firm's normal, day-to-day operations.


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

Non-Recurring Items, Diluted Earnings Per Share (Diluted EPS), Basic Earnings Per Share (Basic EPS), Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus)


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

Newfield Exploration Co Annual Data

Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14Dec15Dec16
eps_nri 1.32-2.88-4.183.912.97-6.850.394.71-21.18-6.36

Newfield Exploration Co Quarterly Data

Sep14Dec14Mar15Jun15Sep15Dec15Mar16Jun16Sep16Dec16
eps_nri 2.022.66-3.30-6.09-7.52-4.01-3.52-3.360.240.14
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