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# CBS EPS (Basic)

: \$8.10 (TTM As of Mar. 2019)
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CBS's basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was \$4.24. Its basic earnings per share (Basic EPS) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2019 was \$8.10.

CBS's EPS (Diluted) for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was \$4.21. Its EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2019 was \$8.04.

CBS's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Mar. 2019 was \$4.21. Its EPS without NRIearnings per share without non-recurring items for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2019 was 8.04.

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## CBS EPS (Basic) Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

CBS Annual Data

 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 EPS (Basic)     5.38 2.92 2.84 0.89 5.20

## CBS EPS (Basic) Calculation

EPS (Basic) is a rough measurement of the amount of a company's profit that can be allocated to one share of its stock. Basic earnings per share (EPS) do not factor in the dilutive effects on convertible securities.

CBS's Basic EPS for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2018 is calculated as

 Basic EPS (A: Dec. 2018 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Shares Outstanding (Basic Average) = (1960 - 0) / 377.000 = 5.20

CBS's Basic EPS for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2019 is calculated as

 Basic EPS (Q: Mar. 2019 ) = (Net Income - Preferred Dividends) / Shares Outstanding (Basic Average) = (1583 - 0) / 373.000 = 4.24

EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2019 was 1.06 (Jun. 2018 ) + 1.3 (Sep. 2018 ) + 1.5 (Dec. 2018 ) + 4.24 (Mar. 2019 ) = \$8.10

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

CBS  (NYSE:CBS) EPS (Basic) Explanation

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 EPS without NRI, 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.