# ECONOMICS (CBSE/UGC NET)

## ECONOMICS

### FINANCIAL MARKETS

 Question [CLICK ON ANY CHOICE TO KNOW THE RIGHT ANSWER]
A company posted an EPS of
 A 5 B 4.17 C 6 D 6.17
Explanation:

Detailed explanation-1: -Earnings per share (EPS) is calculated by subtracting preferred dividends from net income and dividing that amount by the number of common shares outstanding.

Detailed explanation-2: -If a company has an EPS of \$5.00 in 2008 and EPS of \$6.00 in 2009, the company has an EPS growth rate of \$6.00/\$5.00-1 = 20% during fiscal year 2009. YCharts calculates as (EPS this quarter) / (EPS four quarters ago)-1 for each quarter in our system.

Detailed explanation-3: -EPS indicates how much money a company makes for each share of its stock and is a widely used metric for estimating corporate value. A higher EPS indicates greater value because investors will pay more for a company’s shares if they think the company has higher profits relative to its share price.

Detailed explanation-4: -In essence, the price-to-earnings ratio indicates the dollar amount an investor can expect to invest in a company in order to receive \$1 of that company’s earnings. This is why the P/E is sometimes referred to as the price multiple because it shows how much investors are willing to pay per dollar of earnings.

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