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Staples Inc (NAS:SPLS)
Shiller P/E Ratio
12.06 (As of Today)

As of today, Staples Inc's current share price is $12.18. Staples Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Oct. 2015 was $1.01. Staples Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 12.06.

SPLS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 9.04   Max: 51.04
Current: 12.09


During the past 13 years, Staples Inc's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 51.04. The lowest was 9.04. And the median was 19.51.

SPLS's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked higher than
76% of the 235 Companies
in the Global Specialty Retail industry.

( Industry Median: 20.53 vs. SPLS: 12.09 )

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.

Staples Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was $0.310. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our E10, which is $1.01 for the trailing ten years ended in Oct. 2015.


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.

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

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10

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

Staples Inc's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Jan15 is calculated as:

For example, Staples Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Oct. 2015 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Oct. 2015 (Change)*Current CPI (Oct. 2015)

Current CPI (Oct. 2015) = 237.838.

Staples Inc Quarterly Data

per share eps 0.1600.2100.3260.1500.1300.340-0.4090.0900.0600.310
CPI 233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250237.433233.707236.599238.654237.838
Adj_EPS 0.1630.2140.3310.1500.1300.341-0.4160.0900.0600.310
per share eps 0.3810.2800.2500.4700.4100.2700.180-0.8900.1190.260
CPI 220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665230.085229.104231.317230.280232.531
Adj_EPS 0.4110.2960.2630.4940.4300.2790.187-0.9150.1230.266
per share eps 0.2100.2200.4010.2000.1300.3700.3220.2600.1800.400
CPI 219.964216.573211.143213.240215.351216.177216.687218.009218.011218.711
Adj_EPS 0.2270.2420.4520.2230.1440.4070.3530.2840.1960.435
per share eps 0.3710.2500.2200.3900.4580.2900.2500.3800.4690.300
CPI 198.300201.500203.500201.800202.416206.686208.299208.936211.080214.823
Adj_EPS 0.4450.2950.2570.4600.5380.3340.2850.4330.5280.332

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 10 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.

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.

Staples Inc Annual Data

ShillerPE 42.9340.0530.9118.7225.5421.3312.5212.5111.8416.66

Staples Inc Quarterly Data

ShillerPE 15.3114.6011.8411.0910.3511.3316.6615.8714.5312.89
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