Earnings per Share (EPS) - 10Q
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2015
|Earnings per Share (EPS)|
|Earnings per Share (EPS)||
(2) Earnings (Loss) per Share
Basic earnings (loss) per common share (“EPS”) is computed by dividing net earnings (loss) attributable to Liberty Broadband shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted EPS presents the dilutive effect on a per share basis of potential common shares as if they had been converted at the beginning of the periods presented.
The Company issued 85,761,332 common shares, which is the aggregate number of shares of Series A, Series B and Series C common stock outstanding upon the completion of the Broadband Spin-Off on November 4, 2014. Additionally, as part of the rights offering, Liberty Broadband distributed subscription rights, which were priced at a discount to the market value, to all holders of Liberty Broadband common stock (see further discussion in note 1). The rights offering, because of the discount, is considered a stock dividend which requires retroactive treatment for prior periods for the weighted average shares outstanding based on a factor applied determined by the fair value per share immediately prior to the rights exercise and the theoretical fair value after the rights exercise. The number of shares issued upon completion of the Broadband Spin-Off, adjusted for the rights factor, was used to determine both basic and diluted earnings (loss) per share for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014, as no Company equity awards were outstanding prior to the Broadband Spin-Off. Basic earnings (loss) per share subsequent to the completion of the Broadband Spin-Off is computed using the weighted average number of shares outstanding (“WASO”) during the period. Diluted earnings (loss) per share subsequent to the Broadband Spin-Off is computed using the WASO during the period, adjusted for potentially dilutive equity awards outstanding during the same period.
Excluded from diluted EPS for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 are 3 thousand potential common shares because their inclusion would be antidilutive.
The entire disclosure for earnings per share.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef