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Mueller Water Products, PE Ratio

: 28.91 (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 (2022-01-20), Mueller Water Products,'s share price is $13.01. Mueller Water Products,'s Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.45. Therefore, Mueller Water Products,'s PE Ratio for today is 28.91.


The historical rank and industry rank for Mueller Water Products,'s PE Ratio or its related term are showing as below:

NYSE:MWA' s PE Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 10.25   Med: 29.92   Max: 57.21
Current: 29.31

10.25
57.21

During the past 13 years, the highest PE Ratio of Mueller Water Products, was 57.21. The lowest was 10.25. And the median was 29.92.


NYSE:MWA's PE Ratio is ranked lower than
60% of the 2081 Companies
in the Industrial Products industry.

( Industry Median: 23.49 vs. NYSE:MWA: 29.31 )

Mueller Water Products,'s Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.12. Its Earnings per Share (Diluted) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.45.

As of today (2022-01-20), Mueller Water Products,'s share price is $13.01. Mueller Water Products,'s EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.45. Therefore, Mueller Water Products,'s PE Ratio without NRI for today is 28.91.

During the past 13 years, Mueller Water Products,'s highest PE Ratio without NRI was 85.00. The lowest was 10.91. And the median was 33.08.

Mueller Water Products,'s EPS without NRI for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.12. Its EPS without NRI for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.45.

During the past 12 months, Mueller Water Products,'s average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was -2.20% per year. During the past 3 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was -12.60% per year. During the past 5 years, the average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 7.70% per year.

During the past 13 years, Mueller Water Products,'s highest 3-Year average EPS without NRI Growth Rate was 102.10% per year. The lowest was -12.60% per year. And the median was 11.20% per year.

Mueller Water Products,'s EPS (Basic) for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.12. Its EPS (Basic) for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $0.45.


Mueller Water Products, PE Ratio Historical Data

The historical data trend for Mueller Water Products,'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.

Mueller Water Products, 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 16.95 17.44 28.10 23.09 34.59

Mueller Water Products, 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 23.09 24.76 28.94 28.84 34.59

Competitive Comparison

For the Specialty Industrial Machinery subindustry, Mueller Water Products,'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.

   

Mueller Water Products, PE Ratio Distribution

For the Industrial Products industry and Industrials sector, Mueller Water Products,'s PE Ratio distribution charts can be found below:

* The bar in red indicates where Mueller Water Products,'s PE Ratio falls into.



Mueller Water Products, 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.

Mueller Water Products,'s PE Ratio for today is calculated as

PE Ratio=Share Price/Earnings per Share (Diluted) (TTM)
=13.01/0.450
=28.91

Mueller Water Products,'s Share Price of today is $13.01.
Mueller Water Products,'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 $0.45.

* 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.


Mueller Water Products,  (NYSE:MWA) 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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Mueller Water Products, Business Description

Mueller Water Products, logo
Industry
Industrials » Industrial Products NAICS : 332911 SIC : 3499
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
1200 Abernathy Road N.E., Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA, USA, 30328
Mueller Water Products, Inc. is a U.S.-based company that manufactures and sells products and services used in the transmission, distribution, and measurement of water. The company operates in the business segment of Infrastructure and Technologies. Infrastructure manufactures valves for water and gas systems, including iron gate, butterfly, tapping, and others. Technologies offer water metering products and systems and water leak detection and pipe condition assessment products and services.
Executives
Tokarz Michael T director C/O KKR 9 W 57TH ST 41ST FL NEW YORK NY 10019
Franklin Shirley C. director C/O MUELLER WATER PRODUCTS, INC. 1200 ABERNATHY RD., SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Zakas Marietta Edmunds officer: EVP and CFO 1200 ABERNATHY RD SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Heinrichs Steven S officer: EVP, General Counsel and Sec 1200 ABERNATHY ROAD, NE SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Floyd Scott P. officer: SVP and General Manager 1200 ABERNATHY RD., NE SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Helms Todd P officer: SVP and CHRO 1200 ABERNATHY RD., NE SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Rethore Bernard G director C/O DOVER CORPORATION 3005 HIGHLAND PARKWAY, SUITE 200 DOWNERS GROVE IL 60515
Kolb Jerry W director 4211 W. BOY SCOUT BLVD. TAMPA FL 33607
Obrien Mark J director 3000 BAYPORT DRIVE, SUITE 1100 TAMPA FL 33607
Takeuchi Kenji officer: SVP, Engineering 1200 ABERNATHY RD., NE SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Ortiz Christine director 1200 ABERNATHY ROAD, NE SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328
Thomas Lydia W director ALLMERICA FINANCIAL CORP 440 LINCOLN ST WORCESTER MA 01653
Van Arsdell Stephen C director ONE PIERCE PLACE SUITE 1500 ITASCA IL 60143
Hansen Thomas J director 3600 W. LAKE AVENUE GLENVIEW IL 60026-1215
Hall J Scott director, officer: President and CEO 1200 ABERNATHY ROAD NE SUITE 1200 ATLANTA GA 30328

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