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earnings per share

From Longman Business Dictionaryearnings per shareˌearnings per ˈshare abbreviation EPS noun [plural]FINANCE a company’s profits for a period of time divided by the number of its sharesSales advanced 42% to £1.59 billion from £1.12 billion a year earlier; earnings per share, however, slipped 2% to 9.9 pence from 10.1 pence because of the larger number of shares in issue in the latest period.
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