Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Earnings per share

Earnings per share
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Earnings Per Share [Abstract]  
Earnings per share Earnings per share
The weighted average number of shares outstanding used to compute earnings per share was as follows:
  Year ended September 30,
(in thousands) 2020 2019 2018
Weighted average shares outstanding 63,062  64,498  65,501 
Dilutive effect of unvested restricted stock awards 260  322  431 
Denominator for diluted earnings per share 63,322  64,820  65,932 
For the years ended September 30, 2020, 2019 and 2018, we excluded approximately 215,000, 10,000 and 5,000 unvested restricted stock units, respectively, from the calculation of diluted earnings per share as the effect of including them, was anti-dilutive.