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National Grid PLC (NYSE:NGG)
Earnings Per Share
$5.49 (TTM As of Sep. 2014)

National Grid PLC's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.95. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $5.49.

National Grid PLC's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.96. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $5.51.

National Grid PLC's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the six months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.95. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $5.48.

During the past 12 months, National Grid PLC's average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was -10.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 1.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 5.70% per year. During the past 10 years, the average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 7.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, National Grid PLC's highest 3-Year average earnings per share (NRI) Growth Rate was 46.80% per year. The lowest was -45.00% per year. And the median was 6.10% 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.

National Grid PLC's Earnings Per Share (Diluted) for the fiscal year that ended in Mar. 2014 is calculated as

Diluted Earnings Per Share (A: Mar. 2014 )=(Net Income-Preferred Dividends)/Total Shares Outstanding
=(4112.95681063-0)/749.600
=5.49

National Grid PLC'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
=(1478.82736156-0)/758.000
=1.95

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. National Grid PLC Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2014 was $5.49

* 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.

National Grid PLC Annual Data

Mar05Mar06Mar07Mar08Mar09Mar10Mar11Mar12Mar13Mar14
per share eps 2.8210.444.3910.782.363.635.054.384.345.49

National Grid PLC Semi-Annual Data

Mar10Sep10Mar11Sep11Mar12Sep12Mar13Sep13Mar14Sep14
per share eps 1.801.793.151.722.652.112.352.612.761.95
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