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General Electric Co. (GE)


Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

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Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

General Electric Co., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
Price to earnings (P/E) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to operating profit (P/OP) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to sales (P/S) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Price to book value (P/BV) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-12).

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.
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. General Electric Co.’s P/OP ratio declined from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 and from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.
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. General Electric Co.’s P/S ratio increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly declined from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.
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. General Electric Co.’s P/BV ratio increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then declined significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

General Electric Co., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net earnings (loss) attributable to GE common shareowners (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Earnings per share (EPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/E ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-12).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of General Electric Co.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q1 2019 Calculations

3 EPS = (Net earnings (loss) attributable to GE common shareownersQ1 2019 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to GE common shareownersQ4 2018 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to GE common shareownersQ3 2018 + Net earnings (loss) attributable to GE common shareownersQ2 2018) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/E ratio = Share price ÷ EPS
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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.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

General Electric Co., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

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Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Operating earnings (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Operating profit per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/OP ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-12).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of General Electric Co.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q1 2019 Calculations

3 Operating profit per share = (Operating earningsQ1 2019 + Operating earningsQ4 2018 + Operating earningsQ3 2018 + Operating earningsQ2 2018) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/OP ratio = Share price ÷ Operating profit per share
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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. General Electric Co.’s P/OP ratio declined from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 and from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.

Price to Sales (P/S)

General Electric Co., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Sales of goods and services (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Sales per share3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/S ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-12).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of General Electric Co.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q1 2019 Calculations

3 Sales per share = (Sales of goods and servicesQ1 2019 + Sales of goods and servicesQ4 2018 + Sales of goods and servicesQ3 2018 + Sales of goods and servicesQ2 2018) ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/S ratio = Share price ÷ Sales per share
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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. General Electric Co.’s P/S ratio increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then slightly declined from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019 not reaching Q3 2018 level.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

General Electric Co., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Mar 31, 2019 Dec 31, 2018 Sep 30, 2018 Jun 30, 2018 Mar 31, 2018 Dec 31, 2017 Sep 30, 2017 Jun 30, 2017 Mar 31, 2017 Dec 31, 2016 Sep 30, 2016 Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016 Dec 31, 2015 Sep 30, 2015 Jun 30, 2015 Mar 31, 2015 Dec 31, 2014 Sep 30, 2014 Jun 30, 2014 Mar 31, 2014
No. shares of common stock outstanding1 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Total GE shareowners’ equity (in millions) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Book value per share (BVPS)3 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Share price1, 2 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Ratio
P/BV ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-04-30), 10-K (filing date: 2019-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-07-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-05-01), 10-K (filing date: 2018-02-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-10-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-07-28), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-05-05), 10-K (filing date: 2017-02-24), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-08-01), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2016-02-26), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-11-02), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-07-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-05-04), 10-K (filing date: 2015-02-27), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-11-04), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-07-31), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-05-12).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

2 Close price on the filing date of General Electric Co.’s Quarterly or Annual Report.

Q1 2019 Calculations

3 BVPS = Total GE shareowners’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
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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. General Electric Co.’s P/BV ratio increased from Q3 2018 to Q4 2018 but then declined significantly from Q4 2018 to Q1 2019.