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What is 'Sales Per Share'

Sales per share is a ratio that computes the total revenue earned per share over a 12-month period. It is calculated by dividing total revenue earned in a fiscal year by the weighted average of shares outstanding for that fiscal year:

Explaining 'Sales Per Share'


Further Reading


The timing of asset sales: evidence of earnings management?
onlinelibrary.wiley.com [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …

Corporate forecasts of earnings per share and stock price behavior: Empirical testCorporate forecasts of earnings per share and stock price behavior: Empirical test
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …

Relating sales growth and financial performance in agricultural firms listed in the Nairobi securities exchange in kenyaRelating sales growth and financial performance in agricultural firms listed in the Nairobi securities exchange in kenya
erepo.usiu.ac.ke [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …

The prediction of stock returns using financial statement informationThe prediction of stock returns using financial statement information
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …

Small-area variations in sales of TNF inhibitors in Sweden between 2000 and 2009Small-area variations in sales of TNF inhibitors in Sweden between 2000 and 2009
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …

Do sales–price and debt–equity explain stock returns better than book–market and firm size?Do sales–price and debt–equity explain stock returns better than book–market and firm size?
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …

The association between ISO 9000 certification and financial performanceThe association between ISO 9000 certification and financial performance
www.sciencedirect.com [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …

Partial anticipation, the flow of information and the economic impact of corporate debt salesPartial anticipation, the flow of information and the economic impact of corporate debt sales
academic.oup.com [PDF]
… (i) Research Design6 A key variable used in the empirical results is total income from asset sales per share (ASPS), the income from sales of fixed assets plus investment assets divided by the number of shares outstanding at the end of the year …



Q&A About Sales Per Share


What does it mean if there are no changes in shares outstanding during a given time period?

It means that no new stock has been issued or old stock has been repurchased or retired during this time period.

What does weighted average mean?

Weighted average means to multiply each number by its weight and then add all these numbers together. The sum of all weights should be equal to one, which represents 100% of the whole.

What are the two main components of sales per share?

Total revenue and shares outstanding.

How do you calculate sales per share?

Sales per share is calculated by dividing total revenue earned in a fiscal year by the weighted average of shares outstanding for that fiscal year.

What is Sales Per Share?

Sales per share is a ratio that computes the total revenue earned per share over a 12-month period.