Enter the total number of shares owned and the total cost of the shares into the calculator to determine the cost per share.

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## Cost Per Share Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Share.

CPS = TCS / #S

- Where CPS is the cost per share ($/shar)
- TCS is the total cost of shares ($)
- #S is the number of shares purchased

To calculate the cost per share, simply divided the total cost by the number of shares received.

## What is Cost Per Share?

Definition:

Cost per share is a term used in finance to describe the cost of one share or stock in a company. The cost per share will always stay the same since when they are purchased the cost never changes, however, the value of those shares may change over time.

## How to Calculate Cost Per Share?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Cost Per Share.

First, determine the total cost of the shares. In this example, $3250.00 was spent on shares in a company.

Next, determine the number of shares purchased. In this example, the number of shares purchased is 100.

Finally, calculate the cost per share using the formula above:

CPS = TCS / #S

CPS = $3250 /100

CPS = $32.50 / share