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Peerless Systems Corp (NAS:PRLS)
Earnings Per Share
\$1.43 (TTM As of Oct. 2014)

Peerless Systems Corp's diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was \$1.49. Its diluted earnings per share (Diluted EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was \$1.43.

Peerless Systems Corp's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was \$1.57. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was \$1.51.

Peerless Systems Corp's earnings per share without non-recurring items for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was \$1.49. Its earnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was \$1.43.

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.

Peerless Systems Corp'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 = (-0.858 - 0) / 2.718 = -0.32

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

 Diluted Earnings Per Share (Q: Oct. 2014 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Total Shares Outstanding = (4.01 - 0) / 2.699 = 1.49

Peerless Systems Corp Earnings per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Oct. 2014 was -0.13 (Jan. 2014 ) + 0.02 (Apr. 2014 ) + 0.05 (Jul. 2014 ) + 1.49 (Oct. 2014 ) = \$1.43

* 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.

Peerless Systems Corp Annual Data

 Jan05 Jan06 Jan07 Jan08 Jan09 Jan10 Jan11 Jan12 Jan13 Jan14 per share eps -0.37 0.23 0.17 0.56 0.97 0.43 0.31 0.40 0.53 -0.32

Peerless Systems Corp Quarterly Data

 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 Apr14 Jul14 Oct14 per share eps -0.09 0.43 0.07 0.04 -0.14 -0.10 -0.13 0.02 0.05 1.49
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