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As of today, First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's current share price is $37.11. First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's E10 for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 was $0.00. First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 0.00.
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.
First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's adjusted earnings per share data of for the fiscal year that ended in Nov. 2013 was $. 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 $0.00 for the trailing six years ended in Nov. 2013.
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.
First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as
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First Trust Energy Income & Growth Fund's E10 for the quarter that ended in May. 2014 is calculated as:
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.
The Shiller P/E assumes that over the long term, businesses and profitability revert to their means. If a companys business model does not work in the future compared with the past, the Shiller P/E and P/S ratio will give false valuations.
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