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DocuSign (DocuSign) PE Ratio

: 153.41 (As of Today)
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The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). As of today (2024-04-23), DocuSign's share price is $55.84. DocuSign's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 was $0.36. Therefore, DocuSign's PE Ratio for today is 153.41.

During the past 9 years, DocuSign's highest PE Ratio was 250.20. The lowest was 137.97. And the median was 163.38.

DocuSign's EPS (Diluted) for the three months ended in Jan. 2024 was $0.13. Its EPS (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 was $0.36.

As of today (2024-04-23), DocuSign's share price is $55.84. DocuSign's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 was $1.75. Therefore, DocuSign's PE Ratio without NRI ratio for today is 31.84.

During the past 9 years, DocuSign's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 1573.47. The lowest was 18.02. And the median was 267.89.

DocuSign's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Jan. 2024 was $0.13. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 was $1.75.

During the past 9 years, DocuSign's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 51.50% per year. The lowest was -52.80% per year. And the median was 31.50% per year.

DocuSign's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Jan. 2024 was $0.13. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 was $0.36.

Back to Basics: PE Ratio


DocuSign PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for DocuSign's PE Ratio can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

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DocuSign Annual Data
Trend Jan16 Jan17 Jan18 Jan19 Jan20 Jan21 Jan22 Jan23 Jan24
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only At Loss At Loss At Loss At Loss 169.22

DocuSign Quarterly Data
Apr19 Jul19 Oct19 Jan20 Apr20 Jul20 Oct20 Jan21 Apr21 Jul21 Oct21 Jan22 Apr22 Jul22 Oct22 Jan23 Apr23 Jul23 Oct23 Jan24
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only At Loss At Loss At Loss 153.07 169.22

Competitive Comparison

For the Software - Application subindustry, DocuSign's PE Ratio, along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio data, can be viewed below:

* Competitive companies are chosen from companies within the same industry, with headquarter located in same country, with closest market capitalization; x-axis shows the market cap, and y-axis shows the term value; the bigger the dot, the larger the market cap. Note that "N/A" values will not show up in the chart.


DocuSign PE Ratio Distribution

For the Software industry and Technology sector, DocuSign's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where DocuSign's PE Ratio falls into.



DocuSign PE Ratio Calculation

The PE Ratio, or Price-to-Earnings ratio, or P/E Ratio, is a financial ratio used to compare a company's market price to its Earnings per Share (Diluted). It is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

DocuSign's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=55.84/0.364
=153.41

DocuSign's Share Price of today is $55.84.
DocuSign's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Jan. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $0.36.


* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

It can also be calculated from the numbers for the whole company:


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratios used by different investors. They are Trailing Twelve Month PE Ratio, Forward PE Ratio, or PE Ratio without NRI. A new PE Ratio based on inflation-adjusted normalized PE Ratio is called Shiller PE Ratio, after Yale professor Robert Shiller.

In the calculation of PE Ratio, the earnings per share used are the earnings per share over the past 12 months. For Forward PE Ratio, the earnings are the expected earnings for the next twelve months. In the case of PE Ratio without NRI, the reported earnings less the non-recurring items are used.

For Shiller PE Ratio, the earnings of the past 10 years are inflation-adjusted and averaged. Since it looks at the average over the last 10 years, Shiller PE Ratio is also called PE10.


DocuSign  (NAS:DOCU) PE Ratio Explanation

The PE Ratio can be viewed as the number of years it takes for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. For example, if a company earns $2 a share per year, and the stock is traded at $30, the PE Ratio is 15. Therefore it takes 15 years for the company to earn back the $30 you paid for its stock, assuming the earnings stays constant over the next 15 years.

In real business, earnings never stay constant. If a company can grow its earnings, it takes fewer years for the company to earn back the price you pay for the stock. If a company's earnings decline it takes more years. As a shareholder, you want the company to earn back the price you pay as soon as possible. Therefore, lower P/E stocks are more attractive than higher P/E stocks so long as the PE Ratio is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio, the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio becomes meaningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG Ratio. PEG Ratio is defined as the PE Ratio divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio equal to its growth rate is fairly valued. Still he said he would rather buy a company growing 20% a year with a PE Ratio of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio of 10.

Because the PE Ratio measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio can be applied to the stocks across different industries. That is why it is the one of the most important and widely used indicators for the valuation of stocks.

Similar to the PE Ratio without NRI or PS Ratio or Price-to-Operating-Cash-Flow or Price-to-Free-Cash-Flow , the PE Ratio measures the valuation based on the earning power of the company. This is where it is different from the PB Ratio , which measures the valuation based on the company's balance sheet.


Be Aware

Investors need to be aware that the PE Ratio can be misleading a lot of times, especially when the underlying business is cyclical and unpredictable. As Peter Lynch pointed out, cyclical businesses have higher profit margins at the peaks of the business cycles. Their earnings are high and PE Ratios are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio.

PE Ratio can also be affected by non-recurring-items such as the sale of part of businesses. This may increase for the current year or quarter dramatically. But it cannot be repeated over and over. Therefore PE Ratio without NRI is a more accurate indication of valuation than PE Ratio.


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DocuSign (DocuSign) Business Description

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Address
221 Main Street, Suite 1550, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94105
DocuSign offers the Agreement Cloud, a broad cloud-based software suite that enables users to automate the agreement process and provide legally binding e-signatures from nearly any device. The company was founded in 2003 and completed its IPO in May 2018.
Executives
Allan C. Thygesen director, officer: President and CEO 20 DAVIS DRIVE, BELMONT CA 94002
Stephen Shute officer: President, Field Operations 221 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1550, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Blake Jeffrey Grayson officer: Chief Financial Officer 2212 EVERETT AVENUE E, SEATTLE WA 98102
Teresa Briggs director 2225 LAWSON LANE, SANTA CLARA CA 95054
James P Shaughnessy officer: Chief Legal Officer 4460 HACIENDA DR., PLEASANTON CA 94588
Daniel D. Springer director, officer: President and CEO C/O DOCUSIGN, INC., 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Anna Marrs director 200 VESEY STREET, NEW YORK NY 10285
Enrique T Salem director SYMANTEC CORPORATION, 20330 STEVENS CREEK BLVD., CUPERTINO CA 95014
Robert Chatwani officer: President General Mgr, Growth 221 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1550, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Inhi Cho Suh officer: President, Product Engineering C/O DOCUSIGN, INC., 221 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1000, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Scott V. Olrich officer: Chief Strategy and Marketing C/O DOCUSIGN, INC., 221 MAIN ST., SUITE 1000, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Cynthia Gaylor director C/O PIVOTAL SOFTWARE, INC., 875 HOWARD STREET, FIFTH FLOOR, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Tram T Phi officer: SVP, General Counsel C/O DOCUSIGN, INC., 221 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1550, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105
Peter Solvik director 2105 SOUTH BASCOM AVE. #370, CAMPBELL CA 95008
Loren Alhadeff officer: Chief Revenue Officer C/O DOCUSIGN, INC., SUITE 1000, SAN FRANCISCO CA 94105