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Brocade Communications Systems Inc (NAS:BRCD)
Earnings Per Share
$0.54 (TTM As of Oct. 2014)

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.19. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.54.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.19. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.54.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.19. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.54.

During the past 12 months, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 20.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 74.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 36.20% per year.

During the past 13 years, Brocade Communications Systems Inc's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 273.30% per year. The lowest was -38.00% per year. And the median was 23.30% per year.


Definition

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the amount of earnings per outstanding share of the company’s stock. In calculating earnings per share, the dividends of preferred stocks need to subtracted from the total net income first.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (A: Oct. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(237.971-0)/446.859
=0.53

Brocade Communications Systems Inc's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (Q: Oct. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(83.419-0)/441.649
=0.19

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was 0.18 (Jan. 2014 ) + -0.03 (Apr. 2014 ) + 0.2 (Jul. 2014 ) + 0.19 (Oct. 2014 ) = $0.54

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Companies also reported diluted shares in their financial reports. Diluted shares include the shares of convertibles or warrants outstanding.


Explanation

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.


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, Total Shares Outstanding (Diluted), Diluted Earnings Per Share (Diluted EPS), 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.

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Annual Data

Oct05Oct06Oct07Oct08Oct09Oct10Oct11Oct12Oct13Oct14
per share eps 0.160.250.210.43-0.200.240.100.410.450.53

Brocade Communications Systems Inc Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
per share eps 0.090.11-0.050.100.260.140.18-0.030.200.19
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