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Fortive (Fortive) PE Ratio (TTM) : 28.92 (As of Jun. 25, 2024)


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What is Fortive PE Ratio (TTM)?

The PE Ratio (TTM), 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 (2024-06-25), Fortive's share price is $73.16. Fortive's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $2.53. Therefore, Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM) for today is 28.92.

Good Sign:

Fortive Corp stock PE Ratio (=29.09) is close to 2-year low of 27.91


The historical rank and industry rank for Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM) or its related term are showing as below:

FTV' s PE Ratio (TTM) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 6.73   Med: 21.48   Max: 47.09
Current: 28.92


During the past 12 years, the highest PE Ratio (TTM) of Fortive was 47.09. The lowest was 6.73. And the median was 21.48.


FTV's PE Ratio (TTM) is ranked worse than
59.9% of 1596 companies
in the Hardware industry
Industry Median: 23.38 vs FTV: 28.92

Fortive's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $0.58. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $2.53.

As of today (2024-06-25), Fortive's share price is $73.16. Fortive's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $2.86. Therefore, Fortive's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 25.55.

During the past 12 years, Fortive's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 63.67. The lowest was 15.76. And the median was 26.28.

Fortive's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $0.42. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $2.86.

During the past 12 months, Fortive's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 18.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 48.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 32.10% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was -2.70% per year.

During the past 12 years, Fortive's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 63.10% per year. The lowest was -38.60% per year. And the median was -0.20% per year.

Fortive's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Mar. 2024 was $0.59. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 was $2.55.


Fortive PE Ratio (TTM) Historical Data

The historical data trend for Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM) 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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Fortive PE Ratio (TTM) Chart

Fortive Annual Data
Trend Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20 Dec21 Dec22 Dec23
PE Ratio (TTM)
Get a 7-Day Free Trial Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 32.42 15.77 46.80 30.60 30.30

Fortive Quarterly Data
Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21 Dec21 Mar22 Jun22 Sep22 Dec22 Mar23 Jun23 Sep23 Dec23 Mar24
PE Ratio (TTM) Get a 7-Day Free Trial 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 31.86 33.23 31.83 30.30 34.00

Competitive Comparison of Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM)

For the Scientific & Technical Instruments subindustry, Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM), along with its competitors' market caps and PE Ratio (TTM) 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.


Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM) Distribution in the Hardware Industry

For the Hardware industry and Technology sector, Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM) distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM) falls into.



Fortive PE Ratio (TTM) Calculation

The PE Ratio (TTM), 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.

Fortive's PE Ratio (TTM) for today is calculated as

PE Ratio (TTM)=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=73.16/2.530
=28.92

Fortive's Share Price of today is $73.16.
Fortive's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2024 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $2.53.

* 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:

PE Ratio (TTM)=Market Cap /Net Income

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

In the calculation of PE Ratio (TTM), 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.


Fortive  (NYSE:FTV) PE Ratio (TTM) Explanation

The PE Ratio (TTM) 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 (TTM) 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 (TTM) is positive. Also for stocks with the same PE Ratio (TTM), the one with faster growth business is more attractive.

If a company loses money, the PE Ratio (TTM) 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 (TTM) divided by the growth ratio. He thinks a company with a PE Ratio (TTM) 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 (TTM) of 20, instead of a company growing 10% a year with a PE Ratio (TTM) of 10.

Because the PE Ratio (TTM) measures how long it takes to earn back the price you pay, the PE Ratio (TTM) 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 (TTM) 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 (TTM) 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 Ratio (TTM)s are artificially low. It is usually a bad idea to buy a cyclical business when the PE Ratio (TTM) is low. A better ratio to identify the time to buy a cyclical businesses is the PS Ratio .

PE Ratio (TTM) 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 (TTM).


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Fortive (Fortive) Business Description

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Address
6920 Seaway Boulevard, Everett, WA, USA, 98203
Fortive is a diversified industrial technology firm with a broad portfolio of mission-critical products and services that include field solutions, product realization, health, and sensing technologies. The company serves a wide range of end markets, including manufacturing, utilities, medical, and electronics. Fortive generated roughly $5.8 billion in revenue and $1.4 billion in adjusted operating income in 2022.
Executives
Charles E Mclaughlin officer: SVP - Chief Financial Officer C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
Patrick K Murphy officer: Senior Vice President C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
Christopher M. Mulhall officer: VP - Chief Accounting Officer C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BLVD, EVERETT WA 98203
Stacey A. Walker officer: SVP - Human Resources C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
Eric Branderiz director 915 DEGUIGNE DRIVE, PO BOX 3453, SUNNYVALE CA 94088-3453
Alan G Spoon director, other: Chairman 1150 15TH ST NW, WASHINGTON DC 20071
Tamara S. Newcombe officer: President & CEO of PT 6920 SEAWAY BLVD., EVERETT WA 98203
Wright Iii Lassiter director 500 PLAZA DRIVE, C/O QUEST DIAGNOSTICS, SECAUCUS NJ 07094
Barbara B. Hulit officer: Senior Vice President C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BLVD, EVERETT WA 98203
Jonathan L Schwarz officer: VP-Corporate Development C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203
James A Lico officer: President, CEO and Secretary
Peter C Underwood officer: SVP-General Counsel/Secretary 200 STATE STREET, BELOIT WI 53511
Olumide Soroye officer: President & CEO of IOS 6920 SEAWAY BLVD., EVERETT WA 98203
Steven M Rales director 2200 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW, SUITE 800W, WASHINGTON DC 20037
William W Pringle officer: Senior Vice President C/O FORTIVE CORPORATION, 6920 SEAWAY BOULEVARD, EVERETT WA 98203

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