EARNINGS PER SHARE (Tables)
|12 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2011
|EARNINGS PER SHARE [Abstract]|
|Information Used to Compute Earnings per Share Attributable to Matthews' Common Shareholders||
The information used to compute earnings per share attributable to Matthews' common shareholders was as follows:
Tabular disclosure of the numerators and the denominators of the basic and diluted per-share (or per-unit) computations for income from continuing operations, including the effect that has been given to preferred dividends.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef