price-earnings multiple

price-earnings multiple
price-earnings multiple UK US noun [C]
ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the price of a company's shares in relation to earnings per share (= a company's profits over a particular period divided by the number of its shares): »

The price-earnings multiple is just one possible guide as to what to invest in.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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