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Level 3 Communications Inc (NYSE:LVLT)
Shiller P/E Ratio
(As of Today)

As of today, Level 3 Communications Inc's current share price is $48.97. Level 3 Communications Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was $-3.27. Level 3 Communications Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is .

LVLT' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 0   Max: 7.88
Current: 0

0
7.88

During the past 13 years, Level 3 Communications Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 7.88. The lowest was 0.00. And the median was 4.10.

LVLT's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
69% of the 1024 Companies
in the Global Telecom Services industry.

( Industry Median: 39.83 vs. LVLT: 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.

Level 3 Communications Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $0.346. 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 $-3.27 for the trailing six years ended in Sep. 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.

Level 3 Communications Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=48.97/-3.27
=

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

Level 3 Communications Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Dec13 is calculated as:

For example, Level 3 Communications Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Sep. 2014*CPI of Current
=0.35/238.031*235.51
=0.346

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

Current CPI = 235.51.

Level 3 Communications Inc Quarterly Data

201206201209201212201303201306201309201312201403201406201409
per share eps -0.290-0.760-0.257-0.360-0.110-0.0900.0620.4700.2100.350
CPI 229.478231.407229.601232.773233.504234.149233.049236.293238.343238.031
Adj_EPS -0.298-0.773-0.264-0.364-0.111-0.0910.0630.4680.2080.346
200912201003201006201009201012201103201106201109201112201203
per share eps -1.663-2.100-1.500-1.470-0.467-1.830-1.590-1.750-0.795-0.660
CPI 215.949217.631217.965218.439219.179223.467225.722226.889225.672229.392
Adj_EPS -1.814-2.273-1.621-1.585-0.502-1.929-1.659-1.816-0.830-0.678
200812200903200906200909
per share eps 0.149-1.200-1.200-1.500
CPI 210.228212.709215.693215.969
Adj_EPS 0.167-1.329-1.310-1.636

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.

Level 3 Communications Inc Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
ShillerPE 4.103.366.383.340.77-2.36-1.65-2.250.000.00

Level 3 Communications Inc Quarterly Data

Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14
ShillerPE -3.38-3.580.000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00
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