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General Mills Inc. (GIS)


Common Stock Valuation Ratios (Price Multiples)
Quarterly Data

Difficulty: Beginner

Valuation ratios measure the quantity of an asset or flaw (e.g., earnings) associated with ownership of a specified claim (e.g., a share of ownership of the enterprise).


Historical Valuation Ratios (Summary)

General Mills Inc., historical price multiples (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 24, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Aug 26, 2018 May 27, 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Aug 27, 2017 May 28, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Nov 27, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 29, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 Nov 29, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 22, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 24, 2014 May 25, 2014 Feb 23, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 May 26, 2013 Feb 24, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Aug 26, 2012
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 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 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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden

Based on: 10-Q (filing date: 2019-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-06-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2013-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-19).

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. General Mills Inc.’s P/E ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 exceeding Q1 2019 level.
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 Mills Inc.’s P/OP ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 exceeding Q1 2019 level.
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 Mills Inc.’s P/S ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 exceeding Q1 2019 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 Mills Inc.’s P/BV ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 not reaching Q1 2019 level.

Price to Earnings (P/E)

General Mills Inc., historical P/E calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 24, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Aug 26, 2018 May 27, 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Aug 27, 2017 May 28, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Nov 27, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 29, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 Nov 29, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 22, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 24, 2014 May 25, 2014 Feb 23, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 May 26, 2013 Feb 24, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Aug 26, 2012
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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net earnings attributable to General Mills (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/E ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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: 2019-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-06-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2013-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-19).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

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

Q3 2019 Calculations

3 EPS = (Net earnings attributable to General MillsQ3 2019 + Net earnings attributable to General MillsQ2 2019 + Net earnings attributable to General MillsQ1 2019 + Net earnings attributable to General MillsQ4 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. General Mills Inc.’s P/E ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 exceeding Q1 2019 level.

Price to Operating Profit (P/OP)

General Mills Inc., historical P/OP calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 24, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Aug 26, 2018 May 27, 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Aug 27, 2017 May 28, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Nov 27, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 29, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 Nov 29, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 22, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 24, 2014 May 25, 2014 Feb 23, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 May 26, 2013 Feb 24, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Aug 26, 2012
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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Operating profit (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/OP ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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: 2019-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-06-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2013-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-19).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

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

Q3 2019 Calculations

3 Operating profit per share = (Operating profitQ3 2019 + Operating profitQ2 2019 + Operating profitQ1 2019 + Operating profitQ4 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 Mills Inc.’s P/OP ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 exceeding Q1 2019 level.

Price to Sales (P/S)

General Mills Inc., historical P/S calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 24, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Aug 26, 2018 May 27, 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Aug 27, 2017 May 28, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Nov 27, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 29, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 Nov 29, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 22, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 24, 2014 May 25, 2014 Feb 23, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 May 26, 2013 Feb 24, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Aug 26, 2012
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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Net sales (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/S ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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: 2019-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-06-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2013-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-19).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

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

Q3 2019 Calculations

3 Sales per share = (Net salesQ3 2019 + Net salesQ2 2019 + Net salesQ1 2019 + Net salesQ4 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 Mills Inc.’s P/S ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 exceeding Q1 2019 level.

Price to Book Value (P/BV)

General Mills Inc., historical P/BV calculation (quarterly data)

Microsoft Excel LibreOffice Calc
Feb 24, 2019 Nov 25, 2018 Aug 26, 2018 May 27, 2018 Feb 25, 2018 Nov 26, 2017 Aug 27, 2017 May 28, 2017 Feb 26, 2017 Nov 27, 2016 Aug 28, 2016 May 29, 2016 Feb 28, 2016 Nov 29, 2015 Aug 30, 2015 May 31, 2015 Feb 22, 2015 Nov 23, 2014 Aug 24, 2014 May 25, 2014 Feb 23, 2014 Nov 24, 2013 Aug 25, 2013 May 26, 2013 Feb 24, 2013 Nov 25, 2012 Aug 26, 2012
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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
Selected Financial Data (USD $)
Stockholders’ equity (in thousands) hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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 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 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden
P/BV ratio4 hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden hidden 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: 2019-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2018-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2018-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-09-20), 10-K (filing date: 2017-06-29), 10-Q (filing date: 2017-03-21), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-12-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-09-21), 10-K (filing date: 2016-06-30), 10-Q (filing date: 2016-03-23), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-09-23), 10-K (filing date: 2015-07-06), 10-Q (filing date: 2015-03-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-12-17), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2014-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2014-03-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-12-18), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-09-18), 10-K (filing date: 2013-07-03), 10-Q (filing date: 2013-03-20), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-12-19), 10-Q (filing date: 2012-09-19).

1 Data adjusted for splits and stock dividends.

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

Q3 2019 Calculations

3 BVPS = Stockholders’ equity ÷ No. shares of common stock outstanding
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4 P/BV ratio = Share price ÷ BVPS
= hidden ÷ hidden = hidden

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 Mills Inc.’s P/BV ratio declined from Q1 2019 to Q2 2019 but then increased from Q2 2019 to Q3 2019 not reaching Q1 2019 level.