What is 'Cash Earnings Per Share - Cash EPS'
Cash earnings per share (Cash EPS) is a measure of financial performance that looks at the cash flow generated by a company on a per share basis. This differs from basic earnings per share (EPS), which looks at the net income of the company on a per share basis. The higher a company's cash EPS, the better it is considered to have performed over the period. A company's cash EPS can be used to draw comparisons to other companies or to the company's own past results.
BREAKING DOWN 'Cash Earnings Per Share - Cash EPS'
Whatever the definition, the point of cash EPS is that it's a stricter number than other variations on EPS because cash flow cannot be manipulated as easily as net income.