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Abercrombie & Fitch Co (NYSE:ANF)
Shiller P/E Ratio
20.42 (As of Today)

As of today, Abercrombie & Fitch Co's current share price is $27.57. Abercrombie & Fitch Co's E10 for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2014 was $1.35. Abercrombie & Fitch Co's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 20.42.

ANF' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 3.87   Max: 34.18
Current: 20.1

3.87
34.18

During the past 13 years, Abercrombie & Fitch Co's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 34.18. The lowest was 3.87. And the median was 19.78.

ANF's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
84% of the 1357 Companies
in the Global Apparel Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 49.07 vs. ANF: 20.10 )

E10 is a concept invented by Prof. Robert Shiller, who uses E10 for his Shiller P/E calculation. E10 is the average of the inflation adjusted earnings of a company over the past 10 years.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was $0.248. Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, here we use 6 years to calculate. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 6 years together and divide 6 will get our E10, which is $1.35 for the trailing six years ended in Oct. 2014.


Definition

For the Shiller P/E, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. The result is used for P/E calculation. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, the Shiller P/E is also called PE10.

The Shiller P/E was first used by professor Robert Shiller to measure the valuation of the overall market. The same calculation is applied here to individual companies.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=27.57/1.35
=20.42

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Jan14 is calculated as:

For example, Abercrombie & Fitch Co's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Oct. 2014 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Oct. 2014*CPI of Current
=0.25/237.433*235.51
=0.248

Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, GuruFocus uses 6 years to do the calculation.

Current CPI = 235.51.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co Quarterly Data

201207201210201301201304201307201310201401201404201407201410
per share eps 0.2001.0201.952-0.0900.140-0.2000.801-0.3200.1700.250
CPI 229.104231.317230.280232.531233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250237.433
Adj_EPS 0.2061.0381.996-0.0910.141-0.2020.806-0.3180.1680.248
201001201004201007201010201101201104201107201110201201201204
per share eps 0.522-0.1300.2200.5601.0870.2800.3500.5700.409-0.250
CPI 216.687218.009218.011218.711220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665230.085
Adj_EPS 0.567-0.1400.2380.6031.1620.2930.3650.5930.425-0.256
200901200904200907200910
per share eps 0.775-0.680-0.3000.440
CPI 211.143213.240215.351216.177
Adj_EPS 0.864-0.751-0.3280.479

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 will get our E10.


Explanation

Compared with the regular P/E ratio, which works poorly for cyclical businesses, the Shiller P/E smoothed out the fluctuations of profit margins during business cycles. Therefore it is more accurate in reflecting the valuation of the company.

If a company has consistent business performance, the Shiller P/E should give similar results to regular P/E.

Compared with the P/S ratio, the Shiller P/E makes the comparison between different industries more meaningful.


Be Aware

The Shiller P/E assumes that over the long term, businesses and profitability revert to their means. If a company’s business model does not work in the future compared with the past, the Shiller P/E and P/S ratio will give false valuations.


Related Terms

P/E Ratio, P/B Ratio, P/S Ratio, Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow ratio, E10


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Abercrombie & Fitch Co Annual Data

Jan05Jan06Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14
ShillerPE 25.8228.2927.8122.674.929.5015.6115.8619.4620.42

Abercrombie & Fitch Co Quarterly Data

Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14
ShillerPE 12.6911.5519.4620.1721.5318.3520.4223.1827.1224.78
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