5 fois les profits

English translation: 5 times earnings (p/e)

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 French term or phrase: 5 fois les profits English translation: 5 times earnings (p/e) Entered by:

 09:25 Jan 30, 2004
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 French term or phrase: 5 fois les profits Dear friends, Could any of you help me understand the meaning of the expression "à 5 fois les profits" or "á 8.5x les bénéfices" in these two examples: A 8.5x les bénéfices pour une croissance à venir de 15 à 20% sur les deux prochaines années, le titre offre une évaluation extrêmement attractive. Il est difficile de croire que Sun Microsystems et Liquidation World se sont transigés en 1994 à 5 fois les profits! A simple explanation will be welcome. Thank you.
 Local time: 20:36
 une solution possible Explanation:il existe un ratio financier qui calcule le cours de l'action divisé par le bénéfice/profit net. C'est la ratio 'Price-to-Earnings' Donc ici, le cours du titre mutliplié par 8.5 donne le bénéfice net par action.--------------------------------------------------Note added at 2004-01-30 09:46:41 (GMT)--------------------------------------------------price to earnings ratio The most common measure of how expensive a stock is. The P/E ratio is equal to a stock\'s market capitalization divided by its after-tax earnings over a 12-month period, usually the trailing period but occasionally the current or forward period. The value is the same whether the calculation is done for the whole company or on a per-share basis. The higher the P/E ratio, the more the market is willing to pay for each dollar of annual earnings. The last year\'s price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) would be actual, while current year and forward year price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) would be estimates, but in each case, the \"P\" in the equation is the current price. Companies that are not currently profitable (that is, ones which have negative earnings) don\'t have a P/E ratio at all. also called earnings multiple or (P/E ratio).
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Vincent SOUBRIE
Spain
Local time: 21:36
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5 +35 times earnings
 Marian Greenfield
5 +2Quintupled its profits
 xxxAlex Zelkind
3 +2une solution possible
 Vincent SOUBRIE

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Quintupled its profits

Explanation:
Hola, Valentin
Doubled its profits
Tripled its profits
Quitupled...

Saludos cordiales

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Note added at 2004-01-30 09:43:27 (GMT)
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QuiNtupled, sorry

 xxxAlex ZelkindNative speaker of: RussianPRO pts in category: 4

agree  nothing: profits are five times higher
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-> Thank you

agree
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une solution possible

Explanation:
il existe un ratio financier qui calcule le cours de l'action divisé par le bénéfice/profit net.
C'est la ratio 'Price-to-Earnings'

Donc ici, le cours du titre mutliplié par 8.5 donne le bénéfice net par action.

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Note added at 2004-01-30 09:46:41 (GMT)
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price to earnings ratio
The most common measure of how expensive a stock is. The P/E ratio is equal to a stock\'s market capitalization divided by its after-tax earnings over a 12-month period, usually the trailing period but occasionally the current or forward period. The value is the same whether the calculation is done for the whole company or on a per-share basis. The higher the P/E ratio, the more the market is willing to pay for each dollar of annual earnings. The last year\'s price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) would be actual, while current year and forward year price/earnings ratio (P/E ratio) would be estimates, but in each case, the \"P\" in the equation is the current price. Companies that are not currently profitable (that is, ones which have negative earnings) don\'t have a P/E ratio at all. also called earnings multiple or (P/E ratio).

 Vincent SOUBRIESpainLocal time: 21:36Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 23
 My appreciation to every one of you.

agree  xxxBourth: Except that here I think we've got the inverse of the PER, i.e. the current profits per share multiplied by x gives you the cost of the share. So all things being equal, you recoup your investment in x years (12 - 20% p.a.).
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agree
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5 times earnings

Explanation:
it is quite common to talk about companies' shares being trading at x times earnings

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25 years in the business, most of manager of translations at an investment bank
 Marian GreenfieldLocal time: 15:36Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 215

agree
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agree  xxxGuy Demers: p/e is the thing alright
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agree  agtranslat: Absolutely, nice week-end.
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