# earnings-price ratio

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## Earnings-Price Ratio

The annual earnings of a security per share at a given time divided into its price per share. It is the inverse of the more common price-earnings ratio. Often, the earnings one uses are trailing 12-month earnings, but some analysts use other forms. The earnings-price ratio is a way to help determine a security's stock valuation, that is, the fair value of a stock in a perfect market. It is also a measure of expected, but not realized, growth. It may be used in place of the price-earnings ratio if, say, there are no earnings (as one cannot divide by zero). It is also called the earnings yield or the earnings capitalization ratio.

## earnings-price ratio (E/P ratio)

A measure indicating the rate at which investors will capitalize a firm's expected earnings in the coming period. This ratio is calculated by dividing the projected earnings per share by the current market price of the stock. A relatively low E/P ratio anticipates higher-than-average growth in earnings. Earnings-price ratio is the inverse of the price-earnings ratio. Also called earnings capitalization rate, earnings yield.
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The best five indicators are Beta, Coefficient of Variation, Pretax Margin, Return on Equity and Forward Earnings to Price Ratio.
As for earnings to price ratio, BLOM recorded the highest at 10.
The earnings to price ratio is the earnings per share divided by the price of the stock 30 trading days prior to the announcement.
The final iteration revealed a model in which three independent variables--percentage of shares repurchased (X7), Earnings to Price Ratio (X10), and Retention Ratio (X12)--meet the conditions set forth in the regression model.
The relationship between the earnings to price ratio and excess returns was significant at the 90% level of confidence and between retention ratio and excess returns significant at 95% level of confidence.
The signs of two of the coefficients in the final model; earnings to price ratio and retention ratio, are as expected.

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