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Mettler-Toledo International Inc (NYSE:MTD)
Shiller P/E Ratio
36.82 (As of Today)

As of today, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's current share price is $318.88. Mettler-Toledo International Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was $8.66. Mettler-Toledo International Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 36.82.

MTD' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 12.18   Max: 38.64
Current: 37.2

12.18
38.64

During the past 13 years, Mettler-Toledo International Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 38.64. The lowest was 12.18. And the median was 27.20.

MTD's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
83% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Medical Instruments & Supplies industry.

( Industry Median: 180.80 vs. MTD: 37.20 )

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.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Dec. 2014 was $4.154. 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 $8.66 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.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=318.88/8.66
=36.82

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

Mettler-Toledo International Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Dec14 is calculated as:

For example, Mettler-Toledo International 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
=4.172/234.812*233.808
=4.154

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

Current CPI = 233.808.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Quarterly Data

201209201212201303201306201309201312201403201406201409201412
per share eps 2.2803.3461.6902.2402.4303.6231.9302.4902.8904.172
CPI 231.407229.601232.773233.504234.149233.049236.293238.343238.031234.812
Adj_EPS 2.3043.4071.6982.2432.4263.6351.9102.4432.8394.154
201003201006201009201012201103201106201109201112201203201206
per share eps 1.1001.4901.8202.4061.4101.8202.0902.9111.6201.930
CPI 217.631217.965218.439219.179223.467225.722226.889225.672229.392229.478
Adj_EPS 1.1821.5981.9482.5671.4751.8852.1543.0161.6511.966
200903200906200909200912
per share eps 1.0000.8101.2102.009
CPI 212.709215.693215.969215.949
Adj_EPS 1.0990.8781.3102.175

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.

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
ShillerPE 24.6830.1535.6018.1624.7430.4724.6528.0131.0134.92

Mettler-Toledo International Inc Quarterly Data

Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14
ShillerPE 25.6428.0129.7227.3931.8631.0129.3630.6130.2134.92
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