Listed companies ranked by Price-Earnings Ratio (PE ratio)

The following list Price-Earning ratio from highest to the lowest of some listed companies based on financial results of these companies with year-end happening in 2011. Some of these companies have 31 March year-end, 30 June year-end, 31 August year-end with majority companies having 31 December year-end.

The earnings per share (EPS) is based on historical data, information based on past year’s profit & loss statements of these companies.

Price-Earning ratio (number of times) is share price over earnings per share. The table below lists historical PE ratio and not prospective PE ratio since it is based on historical earnings. The share prices selected are based on last week’s share price dated April 5.

What does PE ratio tell us? Technically, it indicates the number of years it takes to pay back the share price in full based on current earnings per year (with assumptions). Another way to use PE ratio, is to assess how much an investor is willing to pay from one company to another company. The higher the PE ratio, the higher the premium that an investor is willing to pay for the company. It can also indicate how one company’s share is more expensive compared to another. Your investment strategy is dependent on how you assess the company based on your knowledge of the company.

EPS (cents)

Share Price ($)

PE Ratio

Singapore Exchange

 27.6

 6.77

24.5

SMRT

 10.6

 1.75

16.5

Singapore Press Holdings

 24.0

 3.89

16.2

OCBC

 64.8

 8.82

13.6

ComfortDelgro

 11.27

 1.52

13.5

Keppel Corp

 83.8

 11.03

13.2

Singapore Telecom

 24.02

 3.10

12.9

UOB

 143.0

 18.36

12.8

City Development

 86.4

 10.90

12.6

CapitaLand

 24.8

 3.06

12.3

SIA

 91.4

 10.76

11.8

SembCorp Industries

 45.3

 5.29

11.7

DBS

 130.0

 13.34

10.3

Copyright © 2012, limkimtong for Living Investment

The material presented is intended to be general and written in layman’s language as much as it is possible. The author shall not be liable for any direct or consequential loss arising from any use of material written. Please seek professional advice from your financial advisor or financial institutions on material written covering financial matters.

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