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Northeast Utilities (NYSE:NU)
Shiller P/E Ratio
21.20 (As of Today)

As of today, Northeast Utilities's current share price is $46.17. Northeast Utilities's E10 for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2013 was $2.17. Northeast Utilities's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 21.20.

NU' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 14.68   Max: 287.83
Current: 21.2

14.68
287.83

During the past 13 years, Northeast Utilities's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 287.83. The lowest was 14.68. And the median was 22.55.

NU's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
56% of the 480 Companies
in the Global Utilities - Regulated Electric industry.

( Industry Median: 18.49 vs. NU: 21.20 )

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.

Northeast Utilities's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was $0.568. 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 $2.17 for the trailing six years ended in Dec. 2013.


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.

Northeast Utilities's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=46.17/2.17
=21.28

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

Northeast Utilities's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Dec13 is calculated as:

For example, Northeast Utilities's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Dec. 2013 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Dec. 2013*CPI of Current
=0.56/233.049*236.511
=0.568

Since most companies do not have as long as 10 years history, here we use 6 years to calculate:

Current CPI = 236.511.

Northeast Utilities Quarterly Data

201109201112201203201206201209201212201303201306201309201312
per share eps 0.5100.6360.5600.1500.6600.5530.7200.5400.6600.560
CPI 226.889225.672229.392229.478231.407229.601232.773233.504234.149233.049
Adj_EPS 0.5320.6670.5770.1550.6750.5700.7320.5470.6670.568
200903200906200909200912201003201006201009201012201103201106
per share eps 0.6000.4700.3700.4780.4900.4100.5700.7290.6400.440
CPI 212.709215.693215.969215.949217.631217.965218.439219.179223.467225.722
Adj_EPS 0.6670.5150.4050.5240.5330.4450.6170.7870.6770.461
200803200806200809200812
per share eps 0.3800.3700.4700.460
CPI 213.528218.815218.783210.228
Adj_EPS 0.4210.4000.5080.518

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.

Northeast Utilities Annual Data

Dec04Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13
ShillerPE 22.1739.3826.7730.9522.5921.0122.1316.2019.4019.51

Northeast Utilities Quarterly Data

Sep11Dec11Mar12Jun12Sep12Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13
ShillerPE 15.8616.2015.6216.3416.1319.4021.0819.8819.0619.51
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