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  • hmmm26 hmmm26 Oct 30, 2011 5:02 PM Flag

    PE update anyone.

    Just to quick finish, Forward P/E's are calculated by taking price, P, (still $144) and divide by E, 4 quarters worth of earnings, only this time we use the NEXT four quarters' of earnings (profits per share).

    Of course, earnings for future quarters can only be estimates, which might possibly not happen, so that's a limitation to keep an eye on for Forward P/E's. Getting those (estimated numbers) is easy, just go to the 'analysts estimates' section of any financial site or brokerage. Yahoo copies Etrade, so it's pretty good.

    So, ripping off those analysts estimates for Bidu's earnings for the next four quarters from Etrade, we see that Bidu is expected to make per share profits of 85 cents + 78 cents + $1.08 + $1.24 (this last is est for 3Q, 2012) = E = $3.95

    So then the Forward P/E for Bidu is $144 / 3.95, or 36.5 Forward P/E.

    If you actually get this far and are interested in learning PEG, let me know. My fantasy team's suffered a few late afternoon reverses and my buddy's really letting me have it, so I have to go defend my honor on our FF taunt board.

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