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JC Penney Co Inc (NYSE:JCP)
Earnings Per Share
$-5.64 (TTM As of Apr. 2014)

JC Penney Co Inc's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-1.15. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $-5.64.

JC Penney Co Inc's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-1.15. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $-5.64.

JC Penney Co Inc's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Apr. 2014 was $-1.15. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was $-5.64.

During the past 13 years, JC Penney Co Inc's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 59.60% per year. The lowest was -39.70% per year. And the median was -12.80% 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.

JC Penney Co Inc's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the fiscal year that ended in Jan. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (A: Jan. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(-1388-0)/249.300
=-5.57

JC Penney Co Inc's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (Q: Apr. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(-352-0)/305.000
=-1.15

JC Penney Co Inc Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Apr. 2014 was -2.66 (Jul. 2013 ) + -1.94 (Oct. 2013 ) + 0.115 (Jan. 2014 ) + -1.15 (Apr. 2014 ) = $-5.64

* 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.

JC Penney Co Inc Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
per share eps 1.764.264.964.932.571.081.63-0.70-4.49-5.57

JC Penney Co Inc Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
per share eps -0.75-0.67-0.56-2.52-1.58-2.66-1.940.12-1.15-0.56
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