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Zale Corp (NYSE:ZLC)
Earnings Per Share
\$0.18 (TTM As of Jan. 2014)

Zale Corp's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$1.13. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$0.18.

Zale Corp's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$1.54. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$0.62.

Zale Corp's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$1.13. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was \$0.18.

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.

Zale Corp's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the fiscal year that ended in Jul. 2013 is calculated as

 Diluted Earnings Per Share (A: Jul. 2013 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (10.012 - 0) / 40.958 = 0.24

Zale Corp's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

 Diluted Earnings Per Share (Q: Jan. 2014 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (50.786 - 0) / 45.022 = 1.13

Zale Corp Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2014 was 0.13 (Apr. 2013 ) + -0.246 (Jul. 2013 ) + -0.83 (Oct. 2013 ) + 1.13 (Jan. 2014 ) = \$0.18

* 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.

Zale Corp Annual Data

 Jul04 Jul05 Jul06 Jul07 Jul08 Jul09 Jul10 Jul11 Jul12 Jul13 per share eps 1.99 2.05 1.09 1.21 0.25 -5.94 -2.92 -3.50 -0.85 0.24

Zale Corp Quarterly Data

 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 per share eps -0.99 0.77 -0.14 -0.61 -0.88 1.02 0.13 -0.25 -0.83 1.13
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