Earnings Per Share (EPS) Ratio:
Earnings per share ratio (EPS Ratio) is a small
return on equity capital ratio and is calculated by dividing the
net profit after taxes and preference dividend by the total number of equity
Formula of Earnings Per Share Ratio:
The formula of earnings per share is:
Earnings per share (EPS) Ratio = (Net profit after tax − Preference dividend) / No. of equity shares
Equity share capital ($1): $1,000,000; 9% Preference share capital:
$500,000; Taxation rate: 50% of net profit; Net profit before tax: $400,000.
Calculate earnings per share ratio.
1,55,000 / 10,000
= $15.50 per share.
The earnings per share is a good measure of
profitability and when compared with EPS of similar companies, it gives a view
of the comparative earnings or earnings power of the firm. EPS ratio calculated for a
number of years indicates whether or not the earning power of the company has