EPS is extraordinarily important to the stockholders of businesses whose stock shares are publicly traded. These stockholders pay close attention to market price per share. They want the net income of the business to be communicated to them on a per share basis so that they can easily compare it with the market price of their stock shares.
The stock shares of privately owned corporations are not actively traded, so there is no readily available market value for the stock shares. Private businesses do not have to report EPS according to GAAP. The thinking behind this exemption is that their stockholders do not focus on per share values and are more interested in the business’s total net income.
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has the market capitalization of $ 605.54B and its EPS growth ratio for the past five years was 33.70%. The return on assets ratio of the Company was 19.70% while its return on investment ratio was 28.30%. Price to sales ratio was 2.58 while 59% of stock was owned by Institutional investors. The Company earned $ 53.39B in prior twelve months.
Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT) offered 32.70% EPS for prior five years. The company has 17.70% return on equity value while its ROI ratio was 7.00%. The company has $ 40.69B market capitalizations and the institutional ownership was 69%. Volatility of the stock was 2.49% for the week while for the month booked as 2.30%.
Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has market capitalization of $ 30.34B. The Company has 855.81M shares outstanding while EPS growth in past 5 year was 25.80%.The Company’s price to sale ratio was 1.10 while price to book ratio was 1.95.
Under Armour Inc (NYSE:UA) has market capitalization of $ 17.69B while its P/E ratio was 84.11. The company has the institutional ownership of 78% while the Beta factor, which is used riskiness of the security, was 0.61. The company’s EPS growth in prior 5 years was 32.80%. In the liquidity ratio analysis; debt to equity ratio was 0.59.