25 Sep 2023
Market Metrics: EPS
- Posted by Dejan Pekic BCom DipFP CFP GAICD, Senior Financial Planner
The numbers keep supporting a slow down for the Australian economy.
The chart above tracks the weekly cost of filling up a vehicle which is at record levels which negatively impacts on surplus disposable income for other spending.
For business it is all about EPS (earnings per share) growth which is a measure of a company’s profitability and calculated by dividing a company’s net income by its number of shares outstanding.
We want EPS to grow.
However with consumers spending less widely, EPS growth is forecast to slow into 2024.
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