Johnson & Johnson's EPS In The Recent Years Has Seen Higher Impact From Rising Litigation Charges.
Impact on EPS = A ÷ B
Litigation Expenses (A)
No. of Shares (B)
Johnson & Johnson's litigation expenses have been on a rise, while the number of shares have been declining, as the company has been repurchasing its shares. With growth in litigation expenses, its impact on EPS has also increased.
The impact on EPS grew from $0.05 in 2015 to $0.73 in 2018, due to the litigation charges.