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Airgas Inc (NYSE:ARG)
Shiller P/E Ratio
38.22 (As of Today)

As of today, Airgas Inc's current share price is $142.95. Airgas Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2016 was $3.74. Airgas Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 38.22.

ARG' s Shiller P/E Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 19.21   Max: 51.84
Current: 38.21


During the past 13 years, Airgas Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 51.84. The lowest was 19.21. And the median was 35.63.

ARG's Shiller P/E Ratio is ranked lower than
59% of the 177 Companies
in the Global Chemicals industry.

( Industry Median: 32.84 vs. ARG: 38.21 )

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.

Airgas Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was $1.050. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our E10, which is $3.74 for the trailing ten years ended in Mar. 2016.


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.

Airgas Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10

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

Airgas Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Mar16 is calculated as:

For example, Airgas Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2016 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Mar. 2016 (Change)*Current CPI (Mar. 2016)

Current CPI (Mar. 2016) = 238.132.

Airgas Inc Quarterly Data

per share eps 1.1001.1751.1801.3001.2301.1511.1601.3101.0101.050
CPI 233.049236.293238.343238.031234.812236.119238.638237.945236.525238.132
Adj_EPS 1.1241.1841.1791.3011.2471.1611.1581.3111.0171.050
per share eps 0.9401.0100.9301.1241.1501.0301.0501.1251.1401.270
CPI 225.722226.889225.672229.392229.478231.407229.601232.773233.504234.149
Adj_EPS 0.9921.0600.9811.1671.1931.0601.0891.1511.1631.292
per share eps 0.7600.6820.6600.6500.5600.4750.7600.7800.6500.748
CPI 210.228212.709215.693215.969215.949217.631217.965218.439219.179223.467
Adj_EPS 0.8610.7640.7290.7170.6180.5200.8300.8500.7060.797
per share eps 0.4800.4900.4000.5330.6300.6000.6700.7620.8100.860
CPI 202.900202.900201.800205.352208.352208.490210.036213.528218.815218.783
Adj_EPS 0.5630.5750.4720.6180.7200.6850.7600.8500.8820.936

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 10 will get our E10.


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.

Airgas Inc Annual Data

ShillerPE 43.0537.6823.8239.5435.0237.4136.4834.2930.8337.86

Airgas Inc Quarterly Data

ShillerPE 37.3434.2933.8433.4234.5630.8329.8424.6037.9037.86
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