IFRS Standard: IAS 33 Earnings per share

The objective of IAS 33 is to prescribe principles for the determination and presentation of earnings per share, so as to improve performance comparisons between different entities in the same reporting period and between different reporting periods for the same entity.

IAS 33 Objective Scope Definitions

Objective

1 The objective of this Standard is to prescribe principles for the determination and presentation of earnings per share, so as to improve performance comparisons between different entities in the same reporting period and between different reporting periods for the same entity. Even though earnings per share data have limitations because of the different accounting policies that may …

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IAS 33 Measurement

Basic earnings per share

9 An entity shall calculate basic earnings per share amounts for profit or loss attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent entity and, if presented, profit or loss from continuing operations attributable to those equity holders.

10 Basic earnings per share shall be calculated by dividing profit or loss attributable to ordinary equity holders of …

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IAS 33 Retrospective adjustments

64 If the number of ordinary or potential ordinary shares outstanding increases as a result of a capitalisation, bonus issue or share split, or decreases as a result of a reverse share split, the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share for all periods presented shall be adjusted retrospectively. If these changes occur after the reporting period but before …

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IAS 33 Presentation

66 An entity shall present in the statement of comprehensive income basic and diluted earnings per share for profit or loss from continuing operations attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the parent entity and for profit or loss attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the parent entity for the period for each class of ordinary shares that has …

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IAS 33 Disclosure

70 An entity shall disclose the following:

  1. the amounts used as the numerators in calculating basic and diluted earnings per share, and a reconciliation of those amounts to profit or loss attributable to the parent entity for the period. The reconciliation shall include the individual effect of each class of instruments that affects earnings per share.
  2. the weighted average
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IAS 33 Application guidance EPS

Appendix A Application guidance

This appendix is an integral part of the Standard.

Profit or loss attributable to the parent entity

A1 For the purpose of calculating earnings per share based on the consolidated financial statements, profit or loss attributable to the parent entity refers to profit or loss of the consolidated entity after adjusting for non-controlling interests.…

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IAS 33 Increasing rate preference shares

Illustrative examples

These examples accompany, but are not part of, IAS 33.

Example 1 Increasing rate preference shares

Reference: IAS 33, paragraphs 12 and 15

Entity D issued non-convertible, non-redeemable class A cumulative preference shares of CU100 par value on 1 January 20X1. The class A preference shares are entitled to a cumulative annual dividend of CU7 per share starting …

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IAS 33 Weighting shares in a period

Example 2 Weighted average number of ordinary shares

Reference: IAS 33, paragraphs 19-21

Shares issued

Treasury(a) shares

Shares outstanding

1 January 20X1

Balance at beginning of year

2,000

300

1,700

31 May 20X1

Issue of new shares for cash

800

0

2,500

1 December 20X1

Purchase of treasury shares for cash

0

250

2,250

31 December 20X1

Balance at

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IAS 33 Bonus issue

Example 3 Bonus issue

Reference: IAS 33, paragraphs 26, 27(a) and 28

Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent entity 20X0

CU180

Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent entity 20X1

CU600

Ordinary shares outstanding until 30 September 20X1

200

Bonus issue 1 October 20X1

2 ordinary shares for each ordinary share outstanding at 30 September

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IAS 33 Right issue

Example 4 Rights issue

Reference: IAS 33, paragraphs 26, 27(b) and A2

20X0

20X1

20X2

Profit attributable to ordinary equity holders of the parent entity

CU1,100

CU1,500

CU1,800

Shares outstanding before rights issue

500 shares

Rights issue

One new share for each five outstanding

shares (100 new shares total)Exercise price: CU5.00

Date of rights issue: 1 January 20X1

Last date

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