What is EPS?
EPS stands for Earnings per Share. The Rule #1 EPS Growth Rate calculator determines the rate at which a company has grown its earnings per share. EPS Growth Rate is one of the 'Big 5 Numbers' required to determine whether a company may be a Rule #1 'wonderful business.'
Using the research tool of your choice, locate historical EPS numbers, going back 10 years if possible.
Enter the oldest available number as your "initial" value. Enter the most recent number as your "Current" value. In the "Age" box, enter a number of years. (For example, if your oldest number is from 10 years ago, and your newest is from this year, the total span of time between them is 9 years.)
On MSN Money, historical EPS numbers are located at: Financial Results > Statements > 10 Year Summary.
If these numbers are in line with Rule #1 requirements, move onto the Equity Growth Rate Calculator to finish determining if this business is right for you.
Equity Growth Rate
This calculates the rate at which a company
has grown its Equity.