I'm looking into the CCL stock, since it seems to be heading down to levels that would make it an interesting buy for the long term. Whilst looking at data, I noticed a reported Earnings per Share (EPS) of 0.56. What does this number mean? Is this 2012? The 2013 forecast?
What does the EPS reported by the likes of Yahoo and Google really represent?
Also, when a drop in earnings is forecast, is this for 2013 or 2014?