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Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. (NAS:HITK)
Shiller P/E Ratio
20.13 (As of Today)

As of today, Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s current share price is \$43.49. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s E10 for the quarter that ended in Jan. 2014 was \$2.16. Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 20.13.

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.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was \$0.590. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our E10, which is \$2.16 for the trailing ten years ended in Jan. 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.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

 Shiller P/E Ratio = Share Price / E10 = 43.49 / 2.16 = 20.13

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

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Apr13 is calculated as:

For example, Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.'s adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Jan. 2014 was:

 Adj_EPS = Earnigns per Share / CPI of Jan. 2014 (Change) * Current CPI (Jan. 2014) = 0.59 / 233.916 * 233.916 = 0.590

Current CPI (Jan. 2014) = 233.916.

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. Quarterly Data

 201110 201201 201204 201207 201210 201301 201304 201307 201310 201401 per share eps 1.04 0.79 0.731 0.44 0.66 0.43 -0.34 0.33 0.08 0.59 CPI 226.421 226.665 230.085 229.104 231.317 230.28 232.531 233.596 233.546 233.916 Adj_EPS 1.074 0.815 0.743 0.449 0.667 0.437 -0.342 0.33 0.08 0.59 200904 200907 200910 201001 201004 201007 201010 201101 201104 201107 per share eps 0.446 0.73 0.6 0.67 0.504 0.67 0.76 0.79 0.969 1.05 CPI 213.24 215.351 216.177 216.687 218.009 218.011 218.711 220.223 224.906 225.922 Adj_EPS 0.489 0.793 0.649 0.723 0.541 0.719 0.813 0.839 1.008 1.087 200610 200701 200704 200707 200710 200801 200804 200807 200810 200901 per share eps 0.03 0.06 -0.192 -0.25 -0.08 -0.14 0.025 0.13 0.09 0.18 CPI 201.8 202.416 206.686 208.299 208.936 211.08 214.823 219.964 216.573 211.143 Adj_EPS 0.035 0.069 -0.217 -0.281 -0.09 -0.155 0.027 0.138 0.097 0.199 200404 200407 200410 200501 200504 200507 200510 200601 200604 200607 per share eps 0.081 0.067 0.18 0.25 0.147 0.11 0.23 0.36 0.154 -0.08 CPI 188 189.4 190.9 190.7 194.6 195.4 199.2 198.3 201.5 203.5 Adj_EPS 0.101 0.083 0.221 0.307 0.177 0.132 0.27 0.425 0.179 -0.092

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 10 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.

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Historical Data

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

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. Annual Data

 Apr04 Apr05 Apr06 Apr07 Apr08 Apr09 Apr10 Apr11 Apr12 Apr13 ShillerPE 41.50 37.45 44.79 27.50 24.32 18.87 33.09 23.62 19.92 17.37

Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc. Quarterly Data

 Oct11 Jan12 Apr12 Jul12 Oct12 Jan13 Apr13 Jul13 Oct13 Jan14 ShillerPE 24.24 25.50 19.92 19.93 16.99 19.21 17.37 17.93 21.19 20.05
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