Primary earnings per (common) share

Definition:

Earnings available for the payment of dividends to common stockholders divided by the number of common shares outstanding.

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Own foreign offices

U.S. reporting institutions' parent organizations, branches, and/or majority owned subsidiaries located outside the United States.

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