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American Financial Group PE Ratio

: 4.78 (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 (2022-01-29), American Financial Group's share price is $129.08. American Financial Group's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $27.03. Therefore, American Financial Group's PE Ratio for today is 4.78.

Good Sign:

American Financial Group Inc stock PE Ratio (=4.64) is close to 10-year low of 4.64


The historical rank and industry rank for American Financial Group's PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:AFG' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 4.6   Med: 12.1   Max: 33.26
Current: 4.77

4.6
33.26

During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of American Financial Group was 33.26. The lowest was 4.60. And the median was 12.10.


NYSE:AFG's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
90% of the 412 Companies
in the Insurance industry.

( Industry Median: 11.53 vs. NYSE:AFG: 4.77 )

American Financial Group's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $2.56. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $27.03.

As of today (2022-01-29), American Financial Group's share price is $129.08. American Financial Group's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $16.38. Therefore, American Financial Group's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 7.88.

During the past 13 years, American Financial Group's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 31.04. The lowest was 6.69. And the median was 12.06.

American Financial Group's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $2.56. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $16.38.

During the past 12 months, American Financial Group's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 446.00% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 15.80% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 14.20% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 7.90% per year.

During the past 13 years, American Financial Group's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 181.00% per year. The lowest was -52.10% per year. And the median was 5.20% per year.

American Financial Group's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $2.57. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $27.24.


American Financial Group PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for American Financial Group'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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American Financial Group Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 12.02 20.56 15.48 11.13 10.69

American Financial Group Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
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 23.92 10.69 6.87 4.74 4.66

Competitive Comparison

For the Insurance - Property & Casualty subindustry, American Financial Group'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.

   

American Financial Group PE Ratio Distribution

For the Insurance industry and Financial Services sector, American Financial Group's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where American Financial Group's PE Ratio falls into.



American Financial Group 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.

American Financial Group's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=129.08/27.030
=4.78

American Financial Group's Share Price of today is $129.08.
American Financial Group's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $27.03.

* 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 or PE Ratio (TTM), 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.


American Financial Group  (NYSE:AFG) 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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American Financial Group Business Description

American Financial Group logo
Industry
Financial Services » Insurance NAICS : 524126 SIC : 6331
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
301 East Fourth Street, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 45202
American Financial Group Inc is a holding company that is engaged primarily in property and casualty insurance services. The company has a focus on specialized commercial products for businesses. American also has annuity operations that are focused on sales of traditional fixed and fixed-indexed annuities in the education, bank, and individual markets. American's insurance operations are conducted through the Great American Insurance Group. The group writes business in all 50 of the United States, primarily through independent agents and brokers.
Executives
Berding John B director, officer: President of Subsidiary 250 EAST FIFTH STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
Ambrecht Kenneth C director 250 EAST FIFTH STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
Lindner S Craig director, officer: Co-CEO & Co-President 2ND FLOOR PROVIDENT TOWER ONE EAST FOURTH STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
Hertzman Brian S. other: principal financial officer 301 EAST FOURTH STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
Jacobs Terry S director 100 EAST RIVER CENTER BLVD 9TH FLOOR COVINGTON KY 41011
Drosos Virginia director CLARENDON HOUSE 2 CHURCH STREET HAMILTON D0 HM11
Martin Mary Beth director 7836 CONCORD HILLS PLACE CINCINNATI OH 45243
Joseph Gregory G director INFINITY PROPERTY & CASUALTY C ONE EAST FOURTH STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
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Lindner Carl H Iii director, officer: Co-CEO & Co-President 14TH FLOOR PROVIDENT TOWER ONE EAST FOURTH STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202
Consolino Joseph E director, officer: Executive Vice President 3250 INTERSTATE DRIVE RICHFIELD OH 44286
Peraino Vito C officer: Senior VP & General Counsel 3250 INTERSTATE DR. RICHFIELD OH 44286
Gillis Michelle A officer: Senior Vice President 301 E. FOURTH STREET 39TH FLOOR CINCINNATI OH 45202

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