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Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC)
Shiller P/E Ratio
17.79 (As of Today)

As of today, Wells Fargo & Co's current share price is $57.45. Wells Fargo & Co's E10 for the quarter that ended in Mar. 2015 was $3.23. Wells Fargo & Co's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is 17.79.

WFC' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Ratio Range
Min: 4.06   Max: 21.88
Current: 17.78

4.06
21.88

During the past 13 years, Wells Fargo & Co's highest Shiller P/E Ratio was 21.88. The lowest was 4.06. And the median was 15.76.

WFC's Shiller P/E Ratiois ranked lower than
55% of the 770 Companies
in the Global Banks - Global industry.

( Industry Median: 16.76 vs. WFC: 17.78 )

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.

Wells Fargo & Co's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was $1.051. 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 $3.23 for the trailing six years ended in Mar. 2015.


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.

Wells Fargo & Co's Shiller P/E Ratio for today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=57.45/3.23
=17.79

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

Wells Fargo & Co's E10 for the fiscal year that ended in Dec14 is calculated as:

For example, Wells Fargo & Co's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Mar. 2015 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Mar. 2015*CPI of Current
=1.04/236.119*238.709
=1.051

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

Current CPI = 238.709.

Wells Fargo & Co Quarterly Data

201212201303201306201309201312201403201406201409201412201503
per share eps 0.9100.9200.9800.9901.0021.0501.0101.0201.0191.040
CPI 229.601232.773233.504234.149233.049236.293238.343238.031234.812236.119
Adj_EPS 0.9460.9431.0021.0091.0261.0611.0121.0231.0361.051
201006201009201012201103201106201109201112201203201206201209
per share eps 0.5500.6000.6110.6700.7000.7200.7310.7500.8200.880
CPI 217.965218.439219.179223.467225.722226.889225.672229.392229.478231.407
Adj_EPS 0.6020.6560.6650.7160.7400.7580.7730.7800.8530.908
200906200909200912201003
per share eps 0.5700.5600.0820.450
CPI 215.693215.969215.949217.631
Adj_EPS 0.6310.6190.0910.494

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.

Wells Fargo & Co Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
ShillerPE 17.9918.1213.3714.2313.0514.8912.6414.7817.7317.68

Wells Fargo & Co Quarterly Data

Dec12Mar13Jun13Sep13Dec13Mar14Jun14Sep14Dec14Mar15
ShillerPE 14.7815.6517.0216.7817.7318.7719.1218.3317.6816.83
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