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Spire PE Ratio

: 12.04 (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 (2021-12-01), Spire's share price is $59.85. Spire's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.97. Therefore, Spire's PE Ratio for today is 12.04.

Good Sign:

Spire Inc stock PE Ratio (=12.47) is close to 10-year low of 12.29


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

NYSE:SR' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.04   Med: 19.08   Max: 64.03
Current: 12.04

12.04
64.03

During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of Spire was 64.03. The lowest was 12.04. And the median was 19.08.


NYSE:SR's PE Ratio is ranked higher than
62% of the 439 Companies
in the Utilities - Regulated industry.

( Industry Median: 16.80 vs. NYSE:SR: 12.04 )

Spire's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $-0.26. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.97.

As of today (2021-12-01), Spire's share price is $59.85. Spire's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.97. Therefore, Spire's PE Ratio without NRI for today is 12.04.

During the past 13 years, Spire's highest PE Ratio without NRI was 64.03. The lowest was 12.04. And the median was 19.08.

Spire's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $-0.26. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.97.

During the past 12 months, Spire's average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 244.40% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 4.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was -1.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 2.80% per year.

During the past 13 years, Spire's highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 417.90% per year. The lowest was -77.60% per year. And the median was 2.80% per year.

Spire's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $-0.26. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $4.98.


Spire PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Spire'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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Spire Annual Data
Trend Sep12 Sep13 Sep14 Sep15 Sep16 Sep17 Sep18 Sep19 Sep20 Sep21
PE Ratio
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 21.95 16.99 24.78 36.94 12.33

Spire 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 36.94 34.25 25.66 15.12 12.33

Competitive Comparison

For the Utilities - Regulated Gas subindustry, Spire'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.

   

Spire PE Ratio Distribution

For the Utilities - Regulated industry and Utilities sector, Spire's PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

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



Spire 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.

Spire's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=59.85/4.970
=12.04

Spire's Share Price of today is $59.85.
Spire'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 $4.97.

* 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.


Spire  (NYSE:SR) 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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Spire Business Description

Spire logo
Industry
Utilities » Utilities - Regulated NAICS : 221210 SIC : 4924
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
700 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO, USA, 63101
Spire Inc is a public utility holding company with two key business segments: Gas Utility and Gas Marketing. The Gas Utility segment includes the regulated operations of Laclede Gas, Alabama Gas Corporation (Alagasco), and EnergySouth Inc. The Utilities businesses operations include the purchase, retail, distribution, and sale of natural gas in Missouri, Alabama, and Mississippi. The Gas Utility segment generates a majority of the company's revenue but is subject to seasonal fluctuations. The Gas Marketing segment includes Laclede Energy Resources, Inc, whose operations include the marketing of natural gas and related activities on a non-regulated basis.
Executives
Hampton Joseph B. officer: President, AL & MS 700 MARKET STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Woodard Adam W. officer: Treasurer 700 MARKET STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Rasche Steven P officer: Executive Vice President 12442 CINEMA LANE SAINT LOUIS MO 63127
Van Lokeren Mary Ann director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Fogarty Maria V. director 720 OLIVE ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Jones Rob L. director 555 EAST AIRTEX DRIVE HOUSTON TX 77073
Borer Mark A director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BORER MARK A a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Glotzbach Edward L director C/O VISUAL NETWORKS INC 2092 GAITHER ROAD ROCKVILLE MD 20850
Newberry Brenda D director 720 OLIVE STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Schwartz Stephen S director 46897 BAYSIDE PARKWAY FREMONT CA 94538
Stupp John P Jr director STUPP JOHN P JR 120 SOUTH CENTRAL AVE STE 1650 ST LOUIS MO 63105
Carter Scott B. officer: SVP, COO of Distribution Ops 700 MARKET STREET ST. LOUIS MO 63101
Sitherwood Suzanne director, officer: President & CEO 700 MARKET STREET SAINT LOUIS MO 63101
Darrell Mark C officer: Senior Vice President 720 OLIVE STREET SAINT LOUIS MO 63101
Geiselhart Michael C officer: Senior Vice President 720 OLIVE STREET SAINT LOUIS MO 63101

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