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Capella Education Co (NAS:CPLA)
Earnings Per Share
$2.83 (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

Capella Education Co's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.62. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $2.83.

Capella Education Co's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.63. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $2.89.

Capella Education Co's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.62. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $2.83.

During the past 12 months, Capella Education Co's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 5.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -8.40% per year. During the past 5 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -0.60% per year. During the past 10 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 14.50% per year.

During the past 13 years, Capella Education Co's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 39.90% per year. The lowest was -8.40% per year. And the median was 25.75% 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.

Capella Education Co's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2013 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (A: Dec. 2013 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(35.203-0)/12.566
=2.80

Capella Education Co's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (Q: Sep. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(7.757-0)/12.505
=0.62

Capella Education Co Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was 0.789 (Dec. 2013 ) + 0.7 (Mar. 2014 ) + 0.72 (Jun. 2014 ) + 0.62 (Sep. 2014 ) = $2.83

* 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.

Capella Education Co Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
per share eps 1.620.861.061.331.662.513.643.402.762.80

Capella Education Co Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
per share eps 0.850.390.680.700.830.480.790.700.720.62
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