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Steelcase Inc (NYSE:SCS)
E10
\$0.62 (As of Feb. 2017)

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.

Steelcase Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was \$0.210. Add all the adjusted EPS for the past 10 years together and divide 10 will get our e10, which is \$0.62 for the trailing ten years ended in Feb. 2017.

As of today, Steelcase Inc's current stock price is \$16.80. Steelcase Inc's E10 for the quarter that ended in Feb. 2017 was \$0.62. Steelcase Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio of today is 27.10.

During the past 13 years, the highest Shiller P/E Ratio of Steelcase Inc was 970.00. The lowest was 13.89. And the median was 35.67.

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, Steelcase Inc's adjusted earnings per share data for the three months ended in Feb. 2017 was:

 Adj_EPS = Earnigns per Share / CPI of Feb. 2017 (Change) * Current CPI (Feb. 2017) = 0.21 / 243.603 * 243.603 = 0.210

Current CPI (Feb. 2017) = 243.603.

Steelcase Inc Quarterly Data

 201411 201502 201505 201508 201511 201602 201605 201608 201611 201702 per share eps 0.09 0.18 0.16 0.3 0.28 0.62 0.16 0.31 0.34 0.21 CPI 236.151 234.722 237.805 238.316 237.336 237.111 240.229 240.849 241.353 243.603 Adj_EPS 0.093 0.187 0.164 0.307 0.287 0.637 0.162 0.314 0.343 0.21 201205 201208 201211 201302 201305 201308 201311 201402 201405 201408 per share eps 0.1 0.23 0.18 -0.22 0.1 0.22 0.18 0.19 0.17 0.24 CPI 229.815 230.379 230.221 232.166 232.945 233.877 233.069 234.781 237.9 237.852 Adj_EPS 0.106 0.243 0.19 -0.231 0.105 0.229 0.188 0.197 0.174 0.246 200911 201002 201005 201008 201011 201102 201105 201108 201111 201202 per share eps 0 -0.1 -0.08 0.02 0.14 0.08 0.06 0.09 0.17 0.12 CPI 216.33 216.741 218.178 218.312 218.803 221.309 225.964 226.545 226.23 227.663 Adj_EPS 0 -0.112 -0.089 0.022 0.156 0.088 0.065 0.097 0.183 0.128 200705 200708 200711 200802 200805 200808 200811 200902 200905 200908 per share eps 0.23 0.26 0.22 0.21 0.16 0.23 0 -0.49 0 0 CPI 207.949 207.917 210.177 211.693 216.632 219.086 212.425 212.193 213.856 215.834 Adj_EPS 0.269 0.305 0.255 0.242 0.18 0.256 0 -0.563 0 0

Add all the adjusted EPS together and divide 10 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.

Steelcase Inc's Shiller P/E Ratio of today is calculated as

 Shiller P/E Ratio = Share Price / E10 = 16.80 / 0.62 = 27.10

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their local exchange's currency.

During the past 13 years, the highest Shiller P/E Ratio of Steelcase Inc was 970.00. The lowest was 13.89. And the median was 35.67.

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 local exchange's currency.

Steelcase Inc Annual Data

 Feb08 Feb09 Feb10 Feb11 Feb12 Feb13 Feb14 Feb15 Feb16 Feb17 e10 0.47 0.28 0.13 -0.04 0.01 0.30 0.40 0.47 0.58 0.62

Steelcase Inc Quarterly Data

 Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 e10 0.45 0.47 0.48 0.51 0.52 0.58 0.59 0.61 0.62 0.62
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