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Education Management Corp (OTCPK:EDMC)
Earnings Per Share
$-5.27 (TTM As of Jun. 2014)

Education Management Corp's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-1.49. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $-5.27.

Education Management Corp's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-1.49. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $-5.27.

Education Management Corp's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Jun. 2014 was $-1.49. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was $-5.27.

During the past 13 years, Education Management Corp's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 82.70% per year. The lowest was -25.90% per year. And the median was 3.50% 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.

Education Management Corp's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the fiscal year that ended in Jun. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (A: Jun. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(-663.917-0)/125.504
=-5.29

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

Diluted Earnings Per Share (Q: Jun. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(-187.845-0)/125.975
=-1.49

Education Management Corp Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jun. 2014 was -0.08 (Sep. 2013 ) + 0.01 (Dec. 2013 ) + -3.71 (Mar. 2014 ) + -1.491 (Jun. 2014 ) = $-5.27

* 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 earni