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Spartech Corporation (NYSE:SEH)
Earnings Per Share
\$0.09 (TTM As of Oct. 2012)

Spartech Corporation's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was \$-0.02. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2012 was \$0.09.

Spartech Corporation's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was \$-0.02. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2012 was \$0.09.

Spartech Corporation's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Oct. 2012 was \$-0.02. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2012 was \$0.09.

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.

Spartech Corporation's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the fiscal year that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

 Diluted Earnings Per Share (A: Oct. 2012 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (2.596 - 0) / 30.896 = 0.08

Spartech Corporation's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2012 is calculated as

 Diluted Earnings Per Share (Q: Oct. 2012 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (-0.663 - 0) / 30.971 = -0.02

Spartech Corporation Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2012 was -0.07 (Jan. 2012 ) + 0.12 (Apr. 2012 ) + 0.06 (Jul. 2012 ) + -0.021 (Oct. 2012 ) = \$0.09

* 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.

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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.

Spartech Corporation Annual Data

 Oct03 Oct04 Oct05 Oct06 Oct07 Oct08 Oct09 Oct10 Oct11 Oct12 per share eps 1.15 1.32 0.38 1.20 1.05 -6.35 0.27 -1.63 -0.69 0.08

Spartech Corporation Quarterly Data

 Jul10 Oct10 Jan11 Apr11 Jul11 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 per share eps -0.12 -1.82 0.03 0.08 0.10 -0.90 -0.07 0.12 0.06 -0.02
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