Earnings Multiplier

Earnings Multiplier

The price of a security per share at a given time divided by its annual earnings per share, adjusted for current interest rates. Often the earnings used are trailing 12-month earnings, but some analysts use other forms. The earnings multiplier 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 is a variation on the price-earnings ratio.
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An earnings multiplier is based on the total amount of employee compensation paid by employers in the industry.
The method of valuation, used in this case and predominantly in acquisitions, is an earnings multiplier.
The valuation methodology used by Denshi and IDS in their negotiation is the earnings multiplier approach.
The estimated income of individuals working in the Memphis music industry shown in column (1) was multiplied by the earnings multiplier in column (3), resulting in the estimated total impact on regional earnings in column (5).
The Guaranteed Earnings Multiplier is intended to offset tax on the annuity's death benefit.
He particularly disputed Soter's choice of an earnings multiplier, the annual income ascribed to Katzenberg's product and the overall similarity of the Silver Screen deal to Katzenberg's claim.
Final-demand employment multipliers are derived by multiplying the final-demand earnings multiplier for an industry by the ratio of jobs to earnings for the industry.
The purchase of a financial insurance product may increase the volatility of earnings per share and decrease the earnings multiplier.
The Denshi acquisitions team, under Kenji's direction, applied the earnings multiplier approach to valuing IDS, using the IDS 2008 net profit of 33.