### Economic dependence

Exists when the costs and-or revenues of one project depend on those of another.

The ratio of earnings per share after allowing for tax and interest payments on fixed interest debt, to the current share price. The inverse of the price to earnings ratio. It’s the Total Twelve Months earnings divided by number of outstanding shares, divided by the recent price, multiplied by 100. The end result is shown in percentage.

Positive or negative differences from the consensus forecast of earnings by institutions such as First Call or IBES. Negative earnings surprises generally have a greater adverse affect on stock prices than the reciprocal positive earnings surprise on stock prices.

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EPS, as it is called, is a company’s profit divided by its number of outstanding shares. If a company earned $2 million in one year had 2 million shares of stock outstanding, its EPS would be $1 per share. The company often uses a weighted average of shares outstanding over the reporting term.