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

Cost Per Share Formula

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

  • Where CPS is the cost per share ($/share)
  • TCS is the total cost of shares ($)
  • #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?


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