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As of today, MetLife Inc's current share price is $46.50. MetLife Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2014 was $2.61. MetLife Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 17.82.
During the past 13 years, MetLife Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 22.98. The lowest was 2.37. And the median was 10.96.
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.
MetLife Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Sep. 2014 was $1.788. 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 $2.61 for the trailing six years ended in Sep. 2014.
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.
MetLife Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as
|Shiller P/E Ratio||=||Share Price||/||E10|
MetLife Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Dec13 is calculated as:
For example, MetLife 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|
Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, GuruFocus uses 6 years to do the calculation.
Current CPI = 235.189.
MetLife Inc Quarterly Data
|per share eps||2.120||-0.920||0.087||0.870||0.430||0.840||0.771||1.140||1.170||1.810|
|per share eps||0.352||0.970||1.840||0.320||-0.071||0.660||1.000||3.210||0.899||-0.160|
|per share eps||1.203||-0.710||-1.740||-0.790|
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.
MetLife Inc Annual Data
MetLife Inc Quarterly Data