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Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)

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Current Valuation Ratios

Comcast Corp., current price multiples

 
Comcast Corp. Charter Communications Inc. Time Warner Inc. Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. Walt Disney Co. Media Consumer Services
Selected Financial Data
Current share price (P) $
No. shares of common stock outstanding
Growth rate (g) %
 
Earnings per share (EPS) $
Next year expected EPS $
Operating profit per share $
Sales per share $
Book value per share (BVPS) $
Ratios (Price Multiples)
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to next year expected earnings
Price-earnings-growth (PEG)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)

If company price multiple is lower then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively undervalued.

Otherwise, if company price multiple is higher then the price multiple of benchmark then company stock is relatively overvalued.

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Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

Comcast Corp., historical price multiples

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
Price to earnings (P/E)
Price to operating profit (P/OP)
Price to sales (P/S)
Price to book value (P/BV)
Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Comcast Corp.'s P/E ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 but then declined significantly from 2016 to 2017.
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Comcast Corp.'s P/OP ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Comcast Corp.'s P/S ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Comcast Corp.'s P/BV ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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Price to Earnings (P/E)

Comcast Corp., historical P/E calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation (in millions)
Earnings per share (EPS)3
Share price1, 2
Ratio
P/E ratio4
Benchmarks
P/E Ratio, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
P/E Ratio, Sector
Media
P/E Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Comcast Corp.'s Annual Report.

2017 Calculations

3 EPS = Net income attributable to Comcast Corporation ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

4 P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
P/E ratio The P/E ratio tells analyst how much an investor in common stock pays per dollar of current earnings. Comcast Corp.'s P/E ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 but then declined significantly from 2016 to 2017.

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Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

Comcast Corp., historical P/OP calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Operating income (in millions)
Operating profit per share3
Share price1, 2
Ratio
P/OP ratio4
Benchmarks
P/OP Ratio, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
P/OP Ratio, Sector
Media
P/OP Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Comcast Corp.'s Annual Report.

2017 Calculations

3 Operating profit per share = Operating income ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

4 P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
P/OP ratio Because P/E ratio is calculated using net income, the ratio can be sensitive to nonrecurring earnings and capital structure, analysts may use price to operating profit. Comcast Corp.'s P/OP ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Price to Sales (P/S)

Comcast Corp., historical P/S calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Revenue (in millions)
Sales per share3
Share price1, 2
Ratio
P/S ratio4
Benchmarks
P/S Ratio, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
P/S Ratio, Sector
Media
P/S Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Comcast Corp.'s Annual Report.

2017 Calculations

3 Sales per share = Revenue ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

4 P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
P/S ratio An rationale for the P/S ratio is that sales, as the top line in an income statement, are generally less subject to distortion or manipulation than other fundamentals such as EPS or book value. Sales are also more stable than earnings and never negative. Comcast Corp.'s P/S ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2017.

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Price to Book Value (P/BV)

Comcast Corp., historical P/BV calculation, comparison to benchmarks

 
Dec 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Dec 31, 2013
No. shares of common stock outstanding1
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Total Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity (in millions)
Book value per share (BVPS)3
Share price1, 2
Ratio
P/BV ratio4
Benchmarks
P/BV Ratio, Competitors
Charter Communications Inc.
Time Warner Inc.
Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.
Walt Disney Co.
P/BV Ratio, Sector
Media
P/BV Ratio, Industry
Consumer Services

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of Comcast Corp.'s Annual Report.

2017 Calculations

3 BVPS = Total Comcast Corporation shareholders' equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
= ÷ =

4 P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= ÷ =

Ratio Description The company
P/BV ratio The P/BV ratio is interpreted as an indicator of market judgment about the relationship between a company's required rate of return and its actual rate of return. Comcast Corp.'s P/BV ratio increased from 2015 to 2016 but then slightly declined from 2016 to 2017 not reaching 2015 level.

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