- CFA Exams
- CFA Exam: Level I 2021
- Study Session 7. Financial Reporting and Analysis (2)
- Reading 21. Understanding Income Statements
- Subject 7. Earnings per Share
CFA Practice Question
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CFA Practice Question
True or False?
A company with net income of $450,000, 200,000 weighted-average shares of common shares outstanding, and 10,000 shares of $5 cumulative preferred stock outstanding would have earnings per share of $2.00 per share of common stock.
Correct Answer: True
Preferred dividends: 10,000 x $5 = $50,000. Net income minus preferred dividends: $450,000 - $50,000 = $400,000. Earnings per share of common stock: $400,000 / 200,000 = $2.00
User Contributed Comments 12
|kalps||SHoot me if you think I'm stupid but this question is very very poorly worded - 10,000 shares of $5 - implies par value in my books|
|LogicMan||I won't shoot you kalps. The $5 is not the par value but cumulative dividends in arrears.|
|db28luke||I agree with kalps. Question implies that the book value is $5 per preferred share not $5 of dividends per preferred share.
Also, even if the $5 is the cumulative dividend, don't you only subtract the dividend attributable to the specific year you are calculating?
|Done||Where the $5 is placed in the question it refers to the dividend not the book value.
$5 cumulative($100)par value preferred stock
5% cumulative preferred stock
|sarath||A $5 cummulative preferred stock means a dividend of $5 to the preferred stock holders....NOTE THIS.|
|rfvo||Nice one Sarath!!|
|cleopatraliao||Just wondering...wouldnt the denominator will also increase by the no. of shares created from conversion like in the study notes??HELP PLS LOL|
|cleopatraliao||ok maybe i got it this is talkin about the Basic EPS not dilutive EPS:D|
|papajohn||It isn't mentioned anywhere in the question that the preferred stock is convertible, and therefore isn't dilutive..this is why the denominator is 200,000 & not 210,000|
|ngen||@papajohn No, the denominator used is 200k because the question is asking for Earnings per *common share* . absurd measure but thats the reason. Preferred stocks are convertible by default.|
|ascruggs92||@ngen: Preferred shares are not convertible by default. I don't know where you heard that.|
|dbedford||My Mnemonic for this is "The Knights who say 'NI' are without a police department and they live over a Washo"
(NI-PD)/wtd avg shr outstd "washo"