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As of today, Lorillard Inc's current share price is $70.82. Lorillard Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was $2.85. Lorillard Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 24.85.
During the past 11 years, Lorillard Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 24.90. The lowest was 13.44. And the median was 18.77.
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.
Lorillard Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $0.762. 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 $2.85 for the trailing six years ended in Mar. 2015.
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.
Lorillard Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as
|Shiller P/E Ratio||=||Share Price||/||E10|
Lorillard Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Dec14 is calculated as:
For example, Lorillard Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was:
|Adj_EPS||=||Earnigns per Share||/||CPI of Mar. 2015||*||CPI of Current|
Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, GuruFocus uses 6 years to do the calculation.
Current CPI = 236.818.
Lorillard Inc Quarterly Data
|per share eps||0.801||0.860||0.830||0.690||0.768||0.740||0.830||0.800||0.909||0.760|
|per share eps||0.577||0.603||0.581||0.570||0.683||0.647||0.774||0.570||0.720||0.720|
|per share eps||0.570||0.480||0.508||0.500|
Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 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.
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.
Lorillard Inc Annual Data
Lorillard Inc Quarterly Data