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Investors Real Estate Trust (NYSE:IRET)
E10
$0.07 (As of Jul. 2014)

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.

Investors Real Estate Trust's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Jul. 2014 was $-0.030. 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 $0.07 for the trailing six years ended in Jul. 2014.

As of today, Investors Real Estate Trust's current stock price is $8.40. Investors Real Estate Trust's E10 for the trailing six years ended in Jul. 2014 was $0.07. Investors Real Estate Trust's Shiller P/E Ratio of today is 127.90.

During the past 13 years, the highest Shiller P/E Ratio of Investors Real Estate Trust was 128.14. The lowest was 23.22. And the median was 39.23.


Definition

E10 is a concept invented by Prof. Robert Shiller, who uses E10 for his Shiller P/E calculation. When we calculate the today’'s Shiller P/E ratio of a stock, we use today’s price divided by E10.

What is E10? How do we calculate E10?

E10 is the average of the inflation adjusted earnings of a company over the past 10 years. Let’s use an example to explain.

If we want to calculate the E10 of Wal-Mart (WMT) for Dec. 31, 2010, we need to have the inflation data and the earnings from 2001 through 2010.

We adjusted the earnings of 2001 earnings data with the total inflation from 2001 through 2010 to the equivalent earnings in 2010. If the total inflation from 2001 to 2010 is 40%, and Wal-Mart earned $1 a share in 2001, then the 2001’s equivalent earnings in 2010 is $1.4 a share. If Wal-Mart earns $1 again in 2002, and the total inflation from 2002 through 2010 is 35%, then the equivalent 2002 earnings in 2010 is $1.35. So on and so forth, you get the equivalent earnings of past 10 years. Then you add them together and divided the sum by 10 to get E10.

For example, Investors Real Estate Trust's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Jul. 2014 was:

Adj_EPS=Earnigns per Share/CPI of Jul. 2014*CPI of Current
=-0.03/238.25*238.21
=-0.030

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

Current CPI = 238.21.

Investors Real Estate Trust Quarterly Data

201204201207201210201301201304201307201310201401201404201407
per share eps 0.0260.0100.0600.0300.0600.0000.0600.000-0.291-0.030
CPI 230.085229.104231.317230.280232.531233.596233.546233.916237.072238.250
Adj_EPS 0.0270.0100.0620.0310.0610.0000.0610.000-0.292-0.030
200910201001201004201007201010201101201104201107201110201201
per share eps 0.0000.0000.0070.0200.0700.140-0.0020.0100.0100.020
CPI 216.177216.687218.009218.011218.711220.223224.906225.922226.421226.665
Adj_EPS 0.0000.0000.0080.0220.0760.151-0.0020.0110.0110.021
200810200901200904200907
per share eps 0.0300.0200.0210.020
CPI 216.573211.143213.240215.351
Adj_EPS 0.0330.0230.0230.022

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 6 will get our e10.


Explanation

If a company grows much fast than inflation, E10 may underestimate the company's earnings power. Shiller P/E Ratio can seem to be too high even the actual P/E is low.

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.

Investors Real Estate Trust's Shiller P/E Ratio of today is calculated as

Shiller P/E Ratio=Share Price/E10
=8.40/0.07
=120.00

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

During the past 13 years, the highest Shiller P/E Ratio of Investors Real Estate Trust was 128.14. The lowest was 23.22. And the median was 39.23.


Be Aware

Shiller P/E Ratio works better for cyclical companies. It gives you a better idea on the company's real earnings power.


Related Terms

Shiller P/E Ratio


Historical Data

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

Investors Real Estate Trust Annual Data

Apr05Apr06Apr07Apr08Apr09Apr10Apr11Apr12Apr13Apr14
e10 0.380.360.330.280.220.200.180.150.140.08

Investors Real Estate Trust Quarterly Data

Apr12Jul12Oct12Jan13Apr13Jul13Oct13Jan14Apr14Jul14
e10 0.150.150.150.140.140.000.140.000.080.07
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