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FactSet Research Systems PE Ratio

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As of today (2019-10-17), FactSet Research Systems's share price is $251.77. FactSet Research Systems's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2019 was $9.07. Therefore, FactSet Research Systems's PE Ratio for today is 27.76.

Good Sign:

FactSet Research Systems Inc stock PE Ratio (=27.07) is close to 2-year low of 26.58


NYSE:FDS' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.87   Max: 35.07
Current: 27.74

12.87
35.07

During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of FactSet Research Systems was 35.07. The lowest was 12.87. And the median was 24.92.


NYSE:FDS's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
71% of the 478 Companies
in the Brokers & Exchanges industry.

( Industry Median: 16.60 vs. NYSE:FDS: 27.74 )

FactSet Research Systems's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Aug. 2019 was $2.34. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2019 was $9.07.

As of today (2019-10-17), FactSet Research Systems's share price is $251.77. FactSet Research Systems's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2019 was $9.07. Therefore, FactSet Research Systems's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 27.76.

During the past 13 years, FactSet Research Systems's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 35.07. The lowest was 12.87. And the median was 24.92.

FactSet Research Systems's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Aug. 2019 was $2.34. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2019 was $9.07.

During the past 12 months, FactSet Research Systems's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 33.90% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 3.50% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 10.00% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 11.60% per year.

During the past 13 years, FactSet Research Systems's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 84.70% per year. The lowest was 3.50% per year. And the median was 20.50% per year.

FactSet Research Systems's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Aug. 2019 was $2.39. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2019 was $9.24.


FactSet Research Systems PE Ratio Historical Data

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

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FactSet Research Systems Annual Data
Aug10 Aug11 Aug12 Aug13 Aug14 Aug15 Aug16 Aug17 Aug18 Aug19
PE Ratio Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 27.66 21.63 24.11 33.83 30.00

FactSet Research Systems Quarterly Data
Nov14 Feb15 May15 Aug15 Nov15 Feb16 May16 Aug16 Nov16 Feb17 May17 Aug17 Nov17 Feb18 May18 Aug18 Nov18 Feb19 May19 Aug19
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 33.83 32.66 29.25 32.73 30.00

Competitive Comparison
* 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.


FactSet Research Systems PE Ratio Distribution

* The bar in red indicates where FactSet Research Systems's PE Ratio falls into.



FactSet Research Systems PE Ratio Calculation

PE Ratio is the most widely used ratio in the valuation of stocks.

FactSet Research Systems's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=251.77/9.07
=27.76

FactSet Research Systems's Share Price of today is $251.77.
FactSet Research Systems's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Aug. 2019 was 2.17 (Nov. 2018 ) + 2.19 (Feb. 2019 ) + 2.37 (May. 2019 ) + 2.34 (Aug. 2019 ) = $9.07.

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

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


There are at least three kinds of PE Ratio 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.


FactSet Research Systems  (NYSE:FDS) 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 mearningless.

To compare stocks with different growth rates, Peter Lynch invented a ratio called PEG. PEG 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 PS Ratio and 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 Ratio 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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