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6 May, 2015 - 17:10

Equity per share represents the book value of a share (not its market value). Equity per share is calculated by dividing total shareholders' equity by the number of shares outstanding. In the event more than one type of stock has been issued, the equity must be allocated among the different types. The presence of preferred stock reduces the amount of equity available to common stock shareholders. The equity per share has an insignificant influence on the market price of a stock: earnings per share, dividend payments, and future expectations are far more influential.