Our summer series on financial statement presentation and disclosure continues with some key reminders on earnings per share.
Our Full disclosure podcast series brings you back to the basics on all things related to financial statement presentation and disclosure, from the top of the financial statements through the footnotes.
This week we focus on the presentation and disclosure requirements for earnings per share. John Horan and Jay Seliber from our National Office are joining us again to share helpful insights and key reminders with our host, Heather Horn.
Topics include:
  • 1:18 - The basics. Jay and John set the stage for today’s discussion with a refresher on the type of entities that are required to calculate EPS and the presentation and disclosure requirements for basic and diluted EPS.
  • 8:41 - Basic EPS. We break down how to calculate basic EPS, potential adjustments to the numerator and denominator, and how to calculate weighted average shares outstanding.
  • 19:04 - Diluted EPS and convertible instruments. Jay and John discuss how to calculate diluted EPS and the various methods used.
  • 28:30 - Potential common shares. Our guests explain what potential common stock share instruments are anti-dilutive and how to consider them in the EPS calculation.
  • 32:09 - Quarterly versus annual EPS. Jay gives us a refresher on how EPS is presented on a quarterly and annual (or year-to-date) basis.
  • 36:21 - Wrap up. Our guests give us their final remarks and key takeaways.
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And listen to our podcasts, Got EPS questions? We've got answers and Earnings per share: 5 things you need to know.
About our guests
Jay Seliber is a partner in PwC’s National Office. He leverages over 30 years of experience to help clients with their most complex accounting matters, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, revenue recognition, stock compensation, earnings per share, employee benefits, restructurings, impairments, and financing transactions. Jay is presently PwC's representative to the FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force.
John Horan is a managing director in PwC’s National Office where he assists clients with complex accounting issues in the areas of foreign currency, liabilities and equity, earnings per share, and derivatives and hedging. John specializes in large capital transactions and initial public offerings.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With nearly 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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