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I don't know if I would pinpoint it to EPS. There are a few different ways to measure basically the same thing.
Owner earnings.
Call it what you will. Its all basically measuring the same thing.

Well, hopefully, they should. You could also add increases in book value. They should all be equivalent to increased shareholder (make that owner) value. After all, if you were putting money into a small business partnership, you'd expect that. Should also apply to a large business partnership, too, shouldn't it?

Unfortunately, due to accounting shenanigans, and one-offs, it isn't always the case. Fortunately, in general, it is the case.

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