If a company has ongoing debt (loans, etc.), is the cost of servicing that debt subtracted from revenue when EPS is calculated?
Put another way: If you had 2 stocks: S1, S2, and everything else was equal, and EPS for S1 (EPS1) was 10 and EPS2 was 5, but S1 had a lot of long term debt, would S1 still be worth more because :
- It has higher EPS (10/5, twice as much)
- The cost to service the Debt is already factored into EPS.