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Harbinger Group Inc (NYSE:HRG)
Shiller P/E Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Harbinger Group Inc's current share price is $12.46. Harbinger Group Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was $-0.78. Harbinger Group Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is .

HRG' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 0   Max: 243
Current: 0

0
243

During the past 13 years, Harbinger Group Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 243.00. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 43.10.

HRG's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
77% of the 806 Companies
in the Global Conglomerates industry.

( Industry Median: 0.00 vs. HRG: 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.

Harbinger Group Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $-0.558. 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 $-0.78 for the trailing six years ended in Dec. 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.

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

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=12.46/-0.78
=

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

Harbinger Group Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Sep14 is calculated as:

For example, Harbinger Group Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Dec. 2014*CPI of Current
=-0.56/234.812*233.808
=-0.558

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

Current CPI = 233.808.

Harbinger Group Inc Quarterly Data

201209201212201303201306201309201312201403201406201409201412
per share eps 1.1270.030-0.3300.250-1.446-0.280-0.6300.280-0.032-0.560
CPI 231.407229.601232.773233.504234.149233.049236.293238.343238.031234.812
Adj_EPS 1.1390.031-0.3310.250-1.444-0.281-0.6230.275-0.031-0.558
201003201006201009201012201103201106201109201112201203201206
per share eps -0.140-0.160-0.400-0.451-0.4501.030-0.6510.060-0.020-1.070
CPI 217.631217.965218.439219.179223.467225.722226.889225.672229.392229.478
Adj_EPS -0.150-0.172-0.428-0.481-0.4711.067-0.6710.062-0.020-1.090
200903200906200909200912
per share eps -0.040-0.020-0.020-0.612
CPI 212.709215.693215.969215.949
Adj_EPS -0.044-0.022-0.022-0.663

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.

Harbinger Group Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Sep11Sep12Sep13Sep14
ShillerPE -28.90236.311,006.030.000.000.0035.482.100.000.00

Harbinger Group Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
ShillerPE 2.100.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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