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Perspecta PE Ratio

: At Loss (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 (2022-05-29), Perspecta's share price is $29.34. Perspecta's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 was $-4.62. Therefore, Perspecta's PE Ratio for today is At Loss.


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

PRSP' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: At Loss   Med: At Loss   Max: At Loss
Current: At Loss



PRSP's PE Ratio is not ranked
in the Software industry.
Industry Median: 25.15 vs PRSP: At Loss

Perspecta's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Dec. 2020 was $0.19. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 was $-4.62.

As of today (2022-05-29), Perspecta's share price is $29.34. Perspecta's EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 was $-4.62. Therefore, Perspecta's PE Ratio without NRI for today is At Loss.

Perspecta's EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Dec. 2020 was $0.19. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 was $-4.62.

Perspecta's EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Dec. 2020 was $0.19. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 was $-4.62.


Perspecta PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Perspecta'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.

* Premium members only.

Perspecta Annual Data
Trend Oct15 Oct16 Mar18 Mar19 Mar20
PE Ratio
N/A N/A N/A 45.95 At Loss

Perspecta Quarterly Data
Oct15 Oct16 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20
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 45.59 At Loss At Loss At Loss At Loss

Competitive Comparison

For the Information Technology Services subindustry, Perspecta'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.

   

Perspecta PE Ratio Distribution

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

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



Perspecta 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.

Perspecta's PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=29.34/-4.620
=At Loss

Perspecta's Share Price of today is $29.34.
Perspecta's Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2020 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $-4.62.

* 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.


Perspecta  (NYSE:PRSP) 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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Perspecta Business Description

Perspecta logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 518210 SIC : 7379
Traded in Other Exchanges
N/A
Address
15052 Conference Center Drive, Chantilly, VA, USA, 20151
Perspecta Inc provides IT solutions. The company provides end end-to-end, technology-focused solutions, leveraging the full spectrum of its offerings and industry expertise to ensure broader access to customers, capabilities and contract vehicles.
Executives
Kavanaugh John officer: Chief Financial Officer 15052 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE CHANTILLY WA 20151
Curtis John M director, officer: Director, CEO 15052 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE CHANTILLY VA 20151
Tammy Heller M officer: Chief Human Resources Officer 15052 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE CHANTILLY VA 20151
Gallagher James Lawrence officer: General Counsel & Secretary 15052 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE CHANTILLY VA 2017120151
Luebke William officer: PAO & Controller 15052 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE CHANTILLY VA 20151
Nolan Philip O director 15052 CONFERENCE CENTER DRIVE CHANTILLY VA 20151
Kimmet Pamela O. director C/O COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES, INC. 2500 WINDY RIDGE PARKWAY, NW, 14TH FLOOR ATLANTA GA 30339
Ventling Michael Earl director 3170 FAIRVIEW PARK DRIVE FALLS CHURCH VA 22042
Bansal Sanju K director 1850 TOWERS CRESCENT PLAZA MICROSTRATEGY INC VIENNA VA 22182
Disbrow Lisa S director 50 MINUTEMAN ROAD ANDOVER MA 01810
Eisenberg Glenn A director P O BOX 1017 CHARLOTTE NC 28201-1017
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Lawrie John M director DXC TECHNOLOGY COMPANY 1775 TYSONS BOULEVARD TYSONS VA 22102
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