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Lowe's Companies Inc (NYSE:LOW)
Shiller P/E Ratio
39.53 (As of Today)

As of today, Lowe's Companies Inc's current share price is $80.65. Lowe's Companies Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Apr. 2016 was $2.04. Lowe's Companies Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 39.53.

LOW' s Shiller P/E Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.22   Max: 40.36
Current: 39.49

10.22
40.36

During the past 13 years, Lowe's Companies Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 40.36. The lowest was 10.22. And the median was 20.65.

LOW's Shiller P/E Ratio is ranked lower than
77% of the 241 Companies
in the Global Home Improvement Stores industry.

( Industry Median: 19.87 vs. LOW: 39.49 )

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.

Lowe's Companies Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Apr. 2016 was $0.980. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our E10, which is $2.04 for the trailing ten years ended in Apr. 2016.


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.

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

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=80.65/2.04
=39.53

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

Lowe's Companies Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Jan16 is calculated as:

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

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Apr. 2016 (Change)*Current CPI (Apr. 2016)
=0.98/239.261*239.261
=0.980

Current CPI (Apr. 2016) = 239.261.

Lowe's Companies Inc Quarterly Data

201401201404201407201410201501201504201507201510201601201604
per share eps 0.3000.6101.0400.5900.4700.7001.2000.8000.0300.980
CPI 233.916237.072238.250237.433233.707236.599238.654237.838236.916239.261
Adj_EPS 0.3070.6161.0440.5950.4810.7081.2030.8050.0300.980
201107201110201201201204201207201210201301201304201307201310
per share eps 0.6400.1800.2600.4300.6400.3500.2600.4900.8800.470
CPI 225.922226.421226.665230.085229.104231.317230.280232.531233.596233.546
Adj_EPS 0.6780.1900.2740.4470.6680.3620.2700.5040.9010.482
200901200904200907200910201001201004201007201010201101201104
per share eps 0.1100.3200.5100.2300.1400.3400.5800.2900.2100.340
CPI 211.143213.240215.351216.177216.687218.009218.011218.711220.223224.906
Adj_EPS 0.1250.3590.5670.2550.1550.3730.6370.3170.2280.362
200607200610200701200704200707200710200801200804200807200810
per share eps 0.6000.4600.4000.4800.6700.4300.2800.4100.6300.330
CPI 203.500201.800202.416206.686208.299208.936211.080214.823219.964216.573
Adj_EPS 0.7050.5450.4730.5560.7700.4920.3170.4570.6850.365

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.


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.

Lowe's Companies Inc Annual Data

Jan07Jan08Jan09Jan10Jan11Jan12Jan13Jan14Jan15Jan16
ShillerPE 33.2721.8113.9215.3316.3716.5922.7225.9335.9335.69

Lowe's Companies Inc Quarterly Data

Jan14Apr14Jul14Oct14Jan15Apr15Jul15Oct15Jan16Apr16
ShillerPE 25.9325.1125.2429.8835.9335.6834.5836.2335.6937.23
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