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## How do you calculate EPS without preferred dividends?

To calculate the EPS for common shares, subtract the preferred dividends from the corporation’s net income and then divide the result by the number of common stock outstanding. You cannot calculate the EPS unless **you know the number of preferred shares and the annual dividend payable to each preferred share**.

Earnings per share or basic earnings per share is calculated by **subtracting preferred dividends from net income and dividing by the weighted average common shares outstanding**.

The calculation for earnings per share is relatively simple: **You divide the net earnings or net income** (which you find on the income statement) by the number of outstanding shares (which you can find on the balance sheet).

## How do you find preferred dividends on an income statement?

Dividends on common stock are not reported on the income statement since they are not expenses. However, dividends on preferred stock **will appear on the income statement as a subtraction from net income** in order to report the earnings available for common stock.

## How do you calculate preferred dividends for EPS?

**Basic EPS = (Net income – preferred dividends) ÷ weighted average of common shares outstanding during the period**. Net income can be further broken down into ‘continuing operations’ P&L and ‘total P&L’ and preferred dividends should be removed as this income is not available to common stockholders.

## How do you calculate EPS dividends?

To calculate a company’s EPS, first subtract any preferred dividends from a company’s net income. **Then divide that amount by how many outstanding shares the company has**. EPS is important for calculating the price-to-earnings or P/E valuation ratio. The “E” in that equation refers to EPS.

Earnings per share (EPS) is calculated as **a company’s profit divided by the outstanding shares of its common stock**. The resulting number serves as an indicator of a company’s profitability. It is common for a company to report EPS that is adjusted for extraordinary items and potential share dilution.

After collecting the necessary data, input the net income, preferred dividends and number of common shares outstanding into three adjacent cells, say B3 through B5. In cell B6, input the formula “=B3-B4” to subtract preferred dividends from net income. In cell B7, **input the formula “=B6/B5”** to render the EPS ratio.

Earnings per share are calculated by **dividing the result for the year attributable to equity holders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the year**.

## Is EPS same as dividend?

Earnings per share is a ratio that gauges how profitable a company is per share of its stock. On the other hand, dividends per share calculates the portion of a company’s earnings that is paid out to **shareholders**.